Two distinct routes will highlight the unique characteristics of Cedar Rapids’ historic properties: those which have been transformed into different uses, and those which have been relocated from their original location. Residents can participate in both tours or select one; multiple times are offered for the public’s convenience.
Bus Departing/Returning Location:
Greene Square, 415 3rd Avenue SE (3rd Avenue SE side, between the Cedar Rapids Public Library and Cedar Rapids Museum of Art).
Tour Schedule: Saturday, November 5
- Repurposing Buildings Bus Tour: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
- Houses on the Move Bus Tour: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Repurposing Buildings Bus Tour: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
- Houses on the Move Bus Tour 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Participants will leave the tours with a new perspective of the historic nature of their community. Historian Mark Stoffer-Hunter will offer a unique blend of textbook history as well as anecdotal reflections on buildings that tell the story of Cedar Rapids’ history.
Cedar Rapids recently finalized its Historic Preservation Plan, and is home to nine nationally recognized historic districts, nearly 40 nationally recognized historic landmarks, two local historic districts, and one local historic landmark. There are more than one thousand individual historic properties throughout the city.
The tours are part of a flood recovery effort to mitigate the loss of historic properties in Cedar Rapids.