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Black's Gaslight Village

422 Brown St, Iowa City, IA 52245-5859
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My Old Neighborhood

I really don't believe words are adequate to describe Black's Gaslight Village. It is an iconic... read more

Reviewed December 22, 2017
Tom H
An odd and facilitating place — but not an attraction

Gaslight Village is a grand name for what it's a bizarre collection of, for lack of a better word... read more

Reviewed May 21, 2017
Nick B
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  • Average16%
  • Poor35%
  • Terrible33%
May 21, 2017
“An odd and facilitating place — but not an attraction ”
Dec 22, 2017
“My Old Neighborhood”
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422 Brown St, Iowa City, IA 52245-5859
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Reviewed December 22, 2017

I really don't believe words are adequate to describe Black's Gaslight Village. It is an iconic and unique spot of my North End neighborhood, My older sister and I knew the family back in the 60's so we were there often(We lived at 831 Brown...More

1  Thank Tom H
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Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Gaslight Village is a grand name for what it's a bizarre collection of, for lack of a better word, apartments, mostly housing college students. A walk through the area will leave you wondering what the history of the place is (which is likely why there...More

Thank Nick B
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Reviewed November 28, 2016

Not sure why this is listed as a possible tourist site. It is a collection of ramshackle buildings usually rent out to students. This is in an old residential area of town. The former owner was reknown for his repudiation of any city regulation. One...More

1  Thank EllenfromIowa
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

This is a collection of 20+ small apartments with access to a few bathrooms, a kitchen, and laundry. It used to be a grand home with a few outlying buildings in the 19th century, but now is only a place for the most desperate or...More

Thank Christopher B
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Reviewed April 22, 2015

I lived in this colony in the late 1980s, right after Henry Black passed away and his sons finally decided to sell the property. Unfortunately for me, the site was sold to among the most penurious, the most venal, the most utterly tightfisted landlord I've...More

9  Thank Lynn E
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Reviewed July 7, 2014

As an artist myself and hearing about the place, I went out of my way to find the village. It was a waste of my time. The village needs some love and attention. For an artist colony it lacks public art and presence. One could...More

7  Thank savedade
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