Category: News

2017 Preserve Iowa Conference Earlybird Registration

Preserve Iowa Summit: Mining the Past Fort Dodge, Iowa June 8-10, 2017 Registration for the Preserve Iowa Summit in Fort Dodge is now open!  The website has information about the sessions planned, speakers’ biographies, hotels, and a place to register. Registration for our preservation partners, which includes current members of Preservation Iowa is only $55.  Register today as this rate is only good… Read more »

Apply for Exhibit Space at the 2017 Preserve Iowa Summit

The 2017 Preserve Iowa Summit: Mining the Past, has moved up from previous years to be held June 8th – 10th in Fort Dodge, IA. Please Apply for Exhibit Space Today! Be an Exhibitor at the 2017 Preserve Iowa Summit in Fort Dodge, Iowa! The Exhibit Hall will be available to Summit attendees on Friday,… Read more »

Preservation at its Best 2017 Call for Nominations

Each year, Preservation Iowa seeks to honor individuals, organizations, projects, and programs whose work demonstrates a commitment to excellence in historic preservation. In doing so, we hope to inspire others to take action to preserve, protect, and promote historic resources. Project awards will be presented at the 2017 Preserve Iowa Summit, to be held in… Read more »

2017 Preserve Iowa Summit

The annual Preserve Iowa Summit is the premier statewide conference for professionals and volunteers involved in historic preservation.  Participants will have opportunities to learn about a broad range of Preservation topics from historic tax credits to archaeology and more! June 8-10, 2017.

Preservation Iowa Announces 2017 “Most Endangered Properties”

Preservation Iowa has designated 9 properties for 2017 Most Endangered Designations. Here are the 2017 Most Endangered Properties: Preservation Iowa’s Most Endangered Property program was started in 1995 and was implemented to educate Iowans about the special buildings and historic sites that are slowly and gradually slipping away from us. In the past 20 years,… Read more »

Endangered: Red Bridge, Monroe

Preservation Iowa’s 2017 Most Endangered Buildings: Red Bridge, Monroe (Jasper County) Red Bridge is a Warren Truss bridge built in 1892, costing $3515.34. It spans South Skunk River south of Reasnor in Fairview Township, Jasper County. The bridge functioned as built until it was extensively damaged by flooding in 1947. The county then replaced one… Read more »

Endangered: Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, Waterloo

Preservation Iowa’s 2017 Most Endangered Buildings: Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, Waterloo (Black Hawk County) Grace Methodist Episcopal Church built the church in 1911 and it was dedicated in 1912. The church was designed in a Neoclassical Revival style by the architectural firm of Turnbull & Jones of Elgin, Illinois, which disbanded shortly after the… Read more »

Endangered: Hampton Church of Christ, Hampton

Preservation Iowa’s 2017 Most Endangered Buildings: Hampton Church of Christ, Hampton (Franklin County) The construction of this church began in 1916 to replace an 1893 building which the congregation had since outgrown. On November 11, 1916, a fire broke out in the nearly completed church. With flames pouring over the roof, the fire alarm sounded… Read more »

Endangered: Mandalay Mansion, Cedar Falls

Preservation Iowa’s 2017 Most Endangered Buildings: Mandalay Mansion, Cedar Falls (Black Hawk County) 1603 Mandalay Dr., Cedar Falls was built in what was the town of Cedar Heights. Cedar Heights was between Cedar Falls and Waterloo and was developed in the early 20th century by William Galloway. Many industrialists in the area and built their… Read more »

Endangered: Apollo School, Burlington

Preservation Iowa’s 2017 Most Endangered Buildings: Apollo School (Burlington High School), Burlington, Des Moines County The three-story Classic Revival school has 203,235 square feet of space and sits atop the west hill bluff overlooking downtown Burlington. Thousands of Burlingtonians were educated in the structure during its long life as a school first the city’s primary… Read more »