The historic Brucemore mansion in Cedar Rapids is shown earlier this fall. A new program at Kirkwood Community College will focus on historic preservation. (photo/Cindy Hadish)
CEDAR RAPIDS – Even in working for one of the most iconic historic sites in Iowa, Taylor Manley knows there is always something new to learn about historic preservation.
“It’s one of those fields where there is a lot of potential, but there’s not a lot of people doing it,” said Manley, buildings and grounds specialist at Brucemore, a 26-acre estate centered around a 19th-century mansion in the heart of Cedar Rapids. Continue reading →
By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage Liz Martin and Nathan Biehl had to move furniture out of a room in their duplex last year, just to make space for a table to host Thanksgiving dinner. That won’t be a problem this … Continue reading →
By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage The historic Ausadie Building has retained its stately presence on First Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids for nearly a century, even as the area surrounding it has changed, with other nearby buildings demolished to erect … Continue reading →
By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage CEDAR RAPIDS – Few people batted an eye when the former Isis Theatre in downtown Cedar Rapids was demolished earlier this year; a spot where a parking lot now stands. Just months later, that block … Continue reading →
Note: Anyone interested in saving this home and in the historic tax credit process can email Save CR Heritage at: SaveCRHeritage@gmail.com By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage CEDAR RAPIDS – The clock is ticking for a house that sits just doors … Continue reading →
By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage It seems an almost sure-fire way to sabotage a real estate sale. Six years after the 2008 flood roared through the Knutson Building, water still coats the basement floor; a tree grows from the rooftop … Continue reading →
By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage CEDAR RAPIDS — A mansion once home to prominent residents in the city’s history, which later served as a place of comfort for grieving families, will usher in a new era with its own role … Continue reading →
The former Buffalo United Methodist Church, 4009 Blairs Ferry Rd. NE, will become the location for a new Goodyear Tire store in Cedar Rapids. (photo/Cindy Hadish)
Final remnants of an early Iowa community will soon be relegated to the past.
A new Goodyear Tire store is planned at the location of the former Buffalo United Methodist Church, 4009 Blairs Ferry Rd. NE, said Josh Collingwood, manager of Downtown Tire, 402 Second Ave. SE.
The site was part of the New Buffalo settlement that originated in the 1850s, about the same time that Cedar Rapids was getting its start, said Cedar Rapids Historian Mark Stoffer Hunter. Continue reading →
CEDAR RAPIDS – Flash-flooding that filled their basement with more than 9 feet of water is still all too real for Jim and Cheri Kirk, but getting others to understand what happened has proven remarkably unreal. “I’d like the city … Continue reading →