Wetherby Cottage Saved from Demolition

House in Iowa City was home to prominent artist and photographer

Posted by CC on December 28th, 2007 7:00 pm

The State Historical Society of Iowa awarded a $15,000 emergency grant to help Iowa City preservationists save the historic Wetherby Cottage. The owner of the cottage donated the building to the Friends of Historic Preservation, who will move the building to a new location. The cottage is associated with Isaac A. Wetherby, a renowned photographer and artist, whose legacy is recounted in Marybeth Slonneger’s book Wetherby’s Gallery: Paintings, Daguerreotypes & Ambrotypes of an Artist. Slonneger has worked for months to find a suitable location for the small cottage.