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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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Coronavirus derails school bond petition efforts
23
Mar 2020

Coronavirus derails school bond petition efforts

By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage Hundreds of Cedar Rapids Community School District residents have called for a public vote on the district’s $26 million bond..

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Photos: Museum Meetup in Marion
22
Feb 2020

Photos: Museum Meetup in Marion

MARION, Iowa — Save CR Heritage offered a “triple treat” during a visit to neighboring Marion during the group’s Feb. 22, 2020, Museum Meetup. With..

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Become a part of history
27
Jan 2020

Become a part of history

CEDAR RAPIDS — As Save CR Heritage looks ahead to 2020, board members also took a look back during the non-profit’s annual strategic planning session..

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Home in Cedar Rapids historic district is latest casualty of demolition by neglect
05
Dec 2019

Home in Cedar Rapids historic district is latest casualty of demolition by neglect

By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage CEDAR RAPIDS — A home in one of the Cedar Rapids historic districts was demolished Dec. 5, after years of..

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Photos: Museum Meetup at National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library and Sykora Bakery
17
Nov 2019

Photos: Museum Meetup at National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library and Sykora Bakery

CEDAR RAPIDS – History came alive for members and friends of Save CR Heritage during a Museum Meetup on Sunday, Nov. 17. About 20 people..

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