Preservation Showcase: A day of awareness in Cedar Rapids
CEDAR RAPIDS – Preservation Showcase provided a daylong spotlight for historic preservation in Linn County. Members of Save CR Heritage joined the sponsoring city Historic Preservation Commission, along with Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District and other organizations, to celebrate efforts in Cedar Rapids and draw attention to ongoing concerns during the event Saturday, May 4, 2013, at CSPS hall.
Save CR Heritage offered large-scale visual signs of preservation with heart banners on restored buildings and “Preservation in Progress” signs on those still under construction nearly five years after floods devastated the New Bohemia district, where the event was held. The non-profit group continues its campaign to find out “what matters to you” with an invitation to post photos and comments of favorite historic places in Cedar Rapids on the Save CR Heritage Facebook page.
Congratulations go to Maura Pilcher, vice president of Save CR Heritage, presented with the Stewardship award during the Preservation Showcase ceremony for her involvement in several preservation organizations. Assistant Director of Brucemore, she also serves as president of the Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street Board of Directors and is on the Linn County Historic Preservation Commission. She was cited for her tenacity and expertise as the “strongest voice for preservation in Cedar Rapids.”
See photos from Saturday’s event below and find more about Save CR Heritage on the group’s website at: SaveCRHeritage.org