If you exit the north entrance of the English-Philosophy building and cross Iowa Avenue, you can walk along a river path ... that eventually leads to the Iowa House Hotel(125 North Madison Street), where John Cheever and Raymond Carver both lived while they taught at the Workshop in the fall of 1973. No biography of either of them neglects to mention the degenerate drinking they engaged in when they lived there.
Charles Wright, Donald Justice and Marvin Bell at the IMU
John Cheever and Raymond Carver at the Iowa House
Marvin Bell and Donald Justice: Iowa Memorial Union
Raymond Carver and Donald Justice at the Iowa House
Robert Dana, Robert Lowell in the Iowa Writers’ Workshop
129 E. Washington St. (Current Jefferson Building)
Built 1913 by a group of prominent Iowa City businessmen, the Jefferson Hotel's “modern” appointments, such as an electric elevator, an artesian well, telephones, electric lights, and hot and cold running water, made it a premier hotel in Iowa early in the century.