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The Frankie House becomes a home
30
Jul 2017

The Frankie House becomes a home

By Cindy Hadish CEDAR RAPIDS – The McDore family is bringing an 1890s Bohemian house in Cedar Rapids full-circle. Once destined for demolition, the “Frankie..

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Cedar Rapids to lose another piece of Grant Wood history to demolition
23
Jul 2017

Cedar Rapids to lose another piece of Grant Wood history to demolition

By Cindy Hadish CEDAR RAPIDS – A newly uncovered piece of history surrounding Iowa’s most famous artist will soon be lost, as Coe College moves..

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Share your Cedar Rapids school stories
13
Jul 2017

Share your Cedar Rapids school stories

By Cindy Hadish CEDAR RAPIDS – Even as progress is made in upgrading school buildings in the Cedar Rapids School District, a new proposal is..

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24
Jun 2017

Returning a favor: Preservation groups collaborate on Iowa City rehab

IOWA CITY — Save CR Heritage members joined forces for a day with Friends of Historic Preservation to work on the historic Houser-Metzger House in..

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26
May 2017

Frankie House virtual tour

After more than a year of work, with a core group of about a dozen Save CR Heritage board members and over 50 outside volunteers,..

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Before and after: an 1890s Bohemian home transformed
14
Apr 2017

Before and after: an 1890s Bohemian home transformed

CEDAR RAPIDS – A home built in 1894 by Bohemian immigrants in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is nearing the finish line. Destined for demolition, the house..

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12
Apr 2017

Frankie House ends one chapter; new story begins

The Frankie House is ready for a new chapter in its history. Members of Save CR Heritage announced at a press conference today that the..

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11
Apr 2017

Save CR Heritage thanks Frankie House donors

As the Frankie House project comes to a close, Save Cedar Rapids Heritage extends a heart-felt thank you to all of the volunteers and donors..

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05
Mar 2017

Last of The Flats: Bohemian home awaits rescue in Cedar Rapids

By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage CEDAR RAPIDS — A once-thriving neighborhood in southeast Cedar Rapids could lose the last of its homes soon. During its Feb...

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Frankie House moves into final stretch
03
Mar 2017

Frankie House moves into final stretch

By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage Work on the late-1800s Frankie House was given a boost this week, with the help of AmeriCorps NCCC and an..

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