The first neighborhood survey scheduled as part of Cedar Rapids’ Historic Preservation Plan will start this month, with an analysis of the historic qualities of the Bever Woods neighborhood. The city received an $18,000 Certified Local Government grant from the state for the survey, which will be completed in two parts by Wapsi Valley Archaeology. […]
Following a year that saw the demolition of several historic buildings in Cedar Rapids—including the Bever Building, a downtown fixture since 1923—Save CR Heritage is hosting a walking tour that highlights some of the city’s seldom seen historic gems on Friday evening. […]
Doors, windows and other architectural features from houses built between the late 19th century and the 1930s will be available this weekend when Save CR Heritage holds its first ever salvage sale. […]
Ten years ago this month, more than seven feet of floodwater poured into a Cedar Rapids Community School District warehouse on G Ave. in northwest Cedar Rapids. Damage was extensive, but now the only indication of that flooding is a sign attached to an outside wall explaining what happened in June 2008.
Normally, when supporters of historic preservation hold a demonstration, it’s to try to save a threatened property. But it’s too late for the Bever building, a fixture in downtown Cedar Rapids since 1923. […]