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Donors and volunteers thanked as Save CR Heritage dedicates early-1900s J.E. Halvorson House
15
Oct 2021

Donors and volunteers thanked as Save CR Heritage dedicates early-1900s J.E. Halvorson House

Note: Cedar Rapids Historian Mark Stoffer Hunter will lead walking tours of the neighborhood surrounding the J.E. Halvorson House, 606 Fifth Ave. SE, on Oct...

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Final Hour: Cedar Rapids walking tour offers last glimpse of history as demolitions loom
09
Oct 2021

Final Hour: Cedar Rapids walking tour offers last glimpse of history as demolitions loom

By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – In an ironic twist, as Save CR Heritage prepares to dedicate its first-ever headquarters in an..

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A dying breed: Skilled fourth-generation plasterers repair J.E. Halvorson House in Cedar Rapids
03
Oct 2021

A dying breed: Skilled fourth-generation plasterers repair J.E. Halvorson House in Cedar Rapids

Note: The J.E. Halvorson House will be dedicated Oct. 15, 2021, with tours of the home and neighborhood walking tours led by Cedar Rapids Historian..

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Two 1880s houses in need of new homes in Iowa
29
Aug 2021

Two 1880s houses in need of new homes in Iowa

By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage A rural Toddville home and a Cedar Rapids home, both built around 1888, are in need of new owners who..

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Cedar Rapids schools stand strong 100 years after start of construction
26
Aug 2021

Cedar Rapids schools stand strong 100 years after start of construction

By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage Alumni of a century-old Cedar Rapids school are trying to draw attention to the building’s milestone. Roosevelt Junior High, now..

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First of many Cedar Rapids schools approved for demolition
20
May 2021

First of many Cedar Rapids schools approved for demolition

By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage The Cedar Rapids Historic Preservation Commission approved the demolition application for Coolidge Elementary School at its meeting last week, paving..

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Ghosts of a Cedar Rapids neighborhood
24
Jan 2021

Ghosts of a Cedar Rapids neighborhood

By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Bruce Thiher was among those heartened to hear that Save CR Heritage would be able to..

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Early 1900s home saved in Cedar Rapids will honor memory of beloved board member
10
Jan 2021

Early 1900s home saved in Cedar Rapids will honor memory of beloved board member

By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – A 1905-era home will be saved from demolition to serve as the first-time headquarters for Save..

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History at risk after Iowa’s hurricane-strength derecho
01
Sep 2020

History at risk after Iowa’s hurricane-strength derecho

By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage Among the casualties stemming from the Aug. 10 derecho that ravaged Iowa with hurricane-force straightline winds was Willis Dady Works,..

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Save CR Heritage project wins prestigious preservation award
04
Jun 2020

Save CR Heritage project wins prestigious preservation award

Save CR Heritage has been honored with the Judith A. McClure Preservation Project of Merit Award for its Frankie House/Kuba House project. The statewide award..

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