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Franklin Middle School celebrates 100th anniversary in Cedar Rapids
24
May 2024

Franklin Middle School celebrates 100th anniversary in Cedar Rapids

Note: Save CR Heritage is hosting a walking tour of the Harrison Elementary School neighborhood, led by Cedar Rapids Historian Mark Stoffer Hunter on Friday,..

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Cedar Rapids School District delays demolition of Harrison Elementary
29
Mar 2024

Cedar Rapids School District delays demolition of Harrison Elementary

By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — The iconic Harrison Elementary School has been given a one-year reprieve. Slated to be demolished at..

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Planning Commission delays vote on Harrison rezoning after School District surprises city with new promise
04
Jan 2024

Planning Commission delays vote on Harrison rezoning after School District surprises city with new promise

By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — After overturning a task force recommendation to update Harrison Elementary and ignoring thousands of petition signatures..

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The demise of an iconic Iowa mansion and a  mystery left behind
25
Dec 2023

The demise of an iconic Iowa mansion and a mystery left behind

By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Ernest Kosek recalls exploring the creek behind his home, playing hide and seek in the house,..

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Nearly half of Cedar Rapids School Board skips meeting on fate of Harrison Elementary; majority of others ignore potential savings, affirm decision compared to demolition of historic Union Station
19
Oct 2023

Nearly half of Cedar Rapids School Board skips meeting on fate of Harrison Elementary; majority of others ignore potential savings, affirm decision compared to demolition of historic Union Station

By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Ignoring the pleas of residents who asked the Cedar Rapids School Board to reverse its decision..

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Building owners invited to free session on architectural ornamentation and house styles
26
Aug 2023

Building owners invited to free session on architectural ornamentation and house styles

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — As Save CR Heritage embarks on preserving corbels and other ornamentation on its early-1900s home, the nonprofit plans to share its..

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Petition calls for vote on Harrison Elementary bond issue in Cedar Rapids
21
Jul 2023

Petition calls for vote on Harrison Elementary bond issue in Cedar Rapids

Further update, Aug. 7, 2023: The Cedar Rapids Community School District responded today to the petition calling for an election on the Harrison Elementary bond..

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Walking tours uncover hidden homes in Cedar Rapids
18
Jun 2023

Walking tours uncover hidden homes in Cedar Rapids

By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Tour-goers learned about the history of homes “hidden” behind storefronts along First Avenue, as well as..

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Saving pieces of family history
21
Apr 2023

Saving pieces of family history

To advocate for incentives to move homes in Cedar Rapids, contact the City Manager’s Office at: 319-286-5080 or citymanager@cedar-rapids.org By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage CEDAR..

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Costs of Cedar Rapids School District elementary plan escalate
27
Feb 2023

Costs of Cedar Rapids School District elementary plan escalate

NOTE: Cedar Rapids School Board members can be reached by email at: boardmembersdl@crschools.us Anyone wishing to address the School Board at the Feb. 27, 2023,..

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