Lucius and Maria Clinton Lane House
Also known as: Carrie Lane Chapman Catt Family Home2379 Timber Ave., Charles City, Iowa
Modest Victorian brick home southeast of Charles City, Iowa
Overview Looking Southeast
Photo taken by J.R. Manning in November 2012
+43.01194, -92.6536643°00'43" N, 92°39'13" W
Quadrangle map:Charles City
The beginning of the home was in 1866 when Lucius Lane built the first section in anticipation of his family's arrival from Ripon, Wisconsin, where Carrie was born. It is of a simple, utilitarian design, common in the Victorian era. Carrie Chapman lived here with her family before going to Ames, Iowa, to attend what is now Iowa State University. She was married at the home at the age of 26.
In 1991, the home was declining and in disrepair. It was purchased, and subsequently restored, by the National 19th Amendment Society.
The home is open to the public from Memorial Day to Labor Day 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday or by appointment.
National Register information
- Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 24, 1995
- Reference number
- NR name
- Lane, Lucius and Maria Clinton, House
- Architectural style
- Area of significance
- Social History
- Level of significance
- Evaluation criteria
- B - Person
- Property type
- Historic function
- Single dwelling
- Period of significance
- Significant years
- 1866; 1872
- Number of properties
- Contributing buildings: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 1
Non-contributing objects: 1
- November 11, 2012: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added description and added photographs.