Jay Norwood and Genevieve Pendleton Darling House

The Jay Norwood and Genevieve Pendleton Darling House is an historic building located in Des Moines, Iowa, United States. The residence was the home of cartoonist Ding Darling, who worked for The Des Moines Register and whose cartoons were syndicated in over 100 newspapers across th country.[2] In the early 1930s, he became involved in the conservation movement, especially wildlife conservation. His advocacy was reflected in his cartoons.[3] Part of his conservation legacy in Iowa is the Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit program that he initiated at Iowa State College and the expansion of the research facilities at Iowa Lakeside Laboratory.[2]

Jay Norwood and Genevieve Pendleton Darling House
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Jay Norwood and Genevieve Pendleton Darling House is located in Iowa
Jay Norwood and Genevieve Pendleton Darling House
Jay Norwood and Genevieve Pendleton Darling House is located in the United States
Jay Norwood and Genevieve Pendleton Darling House
Location2320 Terrace Rd.
Des Moines, Iowa
Coordinates41°34′56″N 93°38′55.5″W / 41.58222°N 93.648750°W / 41.58222; -93.648750Coordinates: 41°34′56″N 93°38′55.5″W / 41.58222°N 93.648750°W / 41.58222; -93.648750
Arealess than one acre
Built1926
ArchitectMultiple
Architectural styleBungalow/Craftsman
Tudor Revival
MPSConservation Movement in Iowa MPS
NRHP reference No.91001838[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 30, 1992

The house sits behind Terrace Hill, the residence of Iowa's Governors. The Darling's did not build the house, but they did make some changes when they owned it. The original house and the first major addition was the work of two prominent Des Moines architectural firms, Hailett and Rawson and Proudfoot, Rawson & Souers. Darling had architect John W. Brooks design the east wing and main entrance. He also chose the house's dark brown color. The changes Darling made to the house mixed elegance with earthiness and allowed it to blend in with its natural surroundings.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992 as a part of the Conservation Movement in Iowa MPS.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c Rebecca Conard. "Jay Norwood and Genevieve Pendleton Darling House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-09-21. with photo(s)
  3. ^ "The Papers of Jay Norwood "Ding" Darling". University of Iowa. Retrieved 2012-02-26.