Tag: quarterly newsletter

Preservation Iowa Newsletter – Winter 2016

As we look back on 2016 Preservation has accomplished some very important things which affect the Preservation Community.   Preservation Iowa has a core mission to advocate for the preservation of historic properties, districts, and other assets in Iowa. We have worked hard to encourage preservation and educational efforts through mini-grants, summits, seminars, advocacy with… Read more »

National Register Activity in Iowa was High in 2016

2016 was an active year for Iowa’s National Register of Historic Places program.  As of December, six new districts have been listed and 23 individual properties.  Highlights include a water tower in Manning designed by Iowa State College engineering professor Anson Marston in 1903.  The New Providence Building Association Stores in New Providence, home of what… Read more »

PI 2016 Mini-Grant Awardee Announcement

In 2014 Preservation Iowa in Coordination with the Annual Iowa Historic Country School Conference started the Mini Grant Initiative. This Grant funding was established through the attendance of the Annual Country School Conference. The purpose of this grant was to aid Preservation Efforts in the preservation of Historic one and two room school houses, grounds,… Read more »

Herring Hotel Update

2016 Most Endangered Property Designee Update Herring Hotel, Belle Plaine Submitted by Kristine Pope, Herring Hotel Building Alliance (HHBA) The last year (really two) have been a huge success for the Herring Hotel project. Little work has been done to the structure, yet we feel confident that this will be changing very soon. Through educational… Read more »

Tax Credits Spur Investment in Projects Across Iowa

The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs announced that more than $32 million in historic preservation tax credits have been registered for 14 different projects in eight communities across the state for fiscal years 2016 and 2017. The State Historic Preservation and Cultural & Entertainment District Tax Credit program provides an income tax credit of up… Read more »

Teaching Historic Preservation at Iowa State University

By Ted Grevstad-Nordbrock Preservation Iowa Board Member & Assistant Professor of Community and Regional Planning at the College of Design, Iowa State University Historic preservation education has a long history at Iowa State University, perhaps longer than many people realize.  Preservation classes have been offered here intermittently for three decades.  Most of these were taught… Read more »