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Tribute to Bever Building planned before historic building is demolished
03
Apr 2018

Tribute to Bever Building planned before historic building is demolished

Supporters of our city’s historic buildings will join together to bid farewell to a significant page in the story of Cedar Rapids. A recognition of..

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Historic buildings in New Bohemia showcased during CR Hearts Tour
18
Feb 2018

Historic buildings in New Bohemia showcased during CR Hearts Tour

CEDAR RAPIDS – More than 75 people toured historic buildings at the south end of New Bohemia during Save CR Heritage’s inaugural CR Hearts Tour...

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Cinderella story: from Iowa’s most endangered building list to chic housing
15
Feb 2018

Cinderella story: from Iowa’s most endangered building list to chic housing

By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage CEDAR RAPIDS – If Jim and B.J. Hobart have any response to the naysayers who actively lobbied to tear down..

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Demolition permits requested for three buildings in downtown historic district
09
Feb 2018

Demolition permits requested for three buildings in downtown historic district

By Cindy Hadish/Save CR Heritage CEDAR RAPIDS – A company long known for constructing buildings will soon be forever tied to tearing them down. And..

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Tour offers behind-the-scenes look at White Elephant, other buildings in south New Bo
03
Feb 2018

Tour offers behind-the-scenes look at White Elephant, other buildings in south New Bo

CEDAR RAPIDS – A behind-the-scenes architectural tour will showcase historic buildings at the south end of New Bohemia that have survived flooding and the test..

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Cedar Rapids School Board votes to close eight neighborhood schools
22
Jan 2018

Cedar Rapids School Board votes to close eight neighborhood schools

Ignoring numerous concerns about the Cedar Rapids School District’s facilities master plan, School Board members unanimously voted tonight to close eight kindergarten-through-fifth grade schools; more..

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Questions raised about CR School District plan at community forum
02
Jan 2018

Questions raised about CR School District plan at community forum

CEDAR RAPIDS – Residents braved cold temperatures to attend a community forum to discuss the Cedar Rapids School District’s master facilities plan. A crowd estimated..

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More demolitions loom in Cedar Rapids medical district
14
Dec 2017

More demolitions loom in Cedar Rapids medical district

By Cindy Hadish The Cedar Rapids medical district continues to “pluck off” historic buildings in the city, this time targeting a contributing structure in the..

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Cedar Rapids school closure opponents: School Board deserves “benefit of the doubt”
09
Dec 2017

Cedar Rapids school closure opponents: School Board deserves “benefit of the doubt”

By Cindy Hadish CEDAR RAPIDS – A growing surge of awareness surrounding the Cedar Rapids School District’s proposal to close eight neighborhood elementary schools led..

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Photos: Tour of Historic Tax Credit Projects in Cedar Rapids
20
Nov 2017

Photos: Tour of Historic Tax Credit Projects in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS – Preservation advocates from Save CR Heritage teamed with the city of Cedar Rapids on Monday, Nov. 20, to showcase projects that have..

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