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Bever Woods neighborhood under consideration for historic landmark status

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. […]

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The Hidden Homes Walking Tour will highlight seldom-seen parts of Cedar Rapids architectural heritage

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. […]

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Ten years after the flood, the CR Resurgence Tour highlights transformation and historic preservation

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.
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‘It doesn’t seem right’: Cedar Rapids residents protest the subsidized demolition of historic buildings

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. […]

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