Category: News

Congress May Designate New Historic Site in Iowa

Dr. Norman E. Borlaug’s Childhood Home to be honored Posted by CC on February 16th, 2008 1:59 pm On Monday, February 4, 2008, Senators Charles Grassley and Tom Harkin introduced legislation in the Senate to honor Iowa native Norman Borlaug by designating his birthplace and childhood home near Cresco a national historic site. Representatives Latham,… Read more »

IHPA Unveils New Website features dynamic content to keep you informed Posted by CC on February 3rd, 2008 7:14 pm IHPA is very excited to unveil our new website design. The front page features dynamic content to bring you the latest in preservation news, events, and issues from around the state. Check out our Preservation News page to… Read more »

Historic Fort Madison Depot Part of Amtrak’s Plans

Move Downtown will help preserve Santa Fe Railway Depot Posted by CC on February 2nd, 2008 12:11 pm The Hawk Eye reports that Amtrak is working to move its Fort Madison station to the National Register-listed Santa Fe Railway Depot downtown. The depot would be shared by Amtrak and the North Lee County Historical Society,… Read more »

Historic Motel on Lincoln Highway Re-Opens

Niland Cafe and Colo Motel beautifully restored Posted by CC on February 2nd, 2008 4:58 pm What was once a “one-stop shop” on the Lincoln Highway, the Niland Cafe and Colo Motel are open for business once again. The Nevada Journal reports that the Colo Motel reopened on January 18th, 2008. The City of Colo… Read more »

Fire in Maquoketa Severely Damages Historic Properties

D.H. Anderson Building pulled down Posted by CC on January 26th, 2008 7:52 pm An early morning fire on Saturday, January 19, destroyed several businesses and historic buildings in downtown Maquoketa. Firefighters from over a dozen communities fought the fire in subzero temperatures throughout the day. Nobody was seriously hurt during the blaze. According to… Read more »

Preservationists Save One of Two Buildings Slated for Demolition in Des Moines

Henshie-Briggs Row House to move to Sherman Hill Posted by CC on January 17th, 2008 7:00 pm The construction of Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s new headquarters in downtown Des Moines requires the removal of two historic buildings: the 1903 Murillo Apartment Building and the Henshie-Briggs Row House (most recently home to Wetherell and… Read more »

Rath Packing Company Administration Building Saved

Waterloo City Council approves development agreement to rehab vacant structure Posted by CC on January 9th, 2008 7:00 pm On Monday, January 7, the Waterloo City Council voted unanimously to approve an agreement with Mako Waterloo Corporation to redevelop the historic Rath Administration Building, which has been vacant for two decades. The developers plan to… Read more »

Wetherby Cottage Saved from Demolition

House in Iowa City was home to prominent artist and photographer Posted by CC on December 28th, 2007 7:00 pm The State Historical Society of Iowa awarded a $15,000 emergency grant to help Iowa City preservationists save the historic Wetherby Cottage. The owner of the cottage donated the building to the Friends of Historic Preservation,… Read more »

Fire Destroys Historic Breitbach’s Country Dining

Oldest bar in Iowa was established in 1852 Posted by CC on December 26th, 2007 7:00 pm A morning fire on Christmas Eve Day destroyed a well-known Balltown restaurant thought to be Iowa’s oldest bar. No one was hurt in the fire, which began Monday morning after an explosion in the basement. Breitbach’s was established… Read more »

Development Opportunity in Prairie City, Iowa

Posted on July 31st, 2013 11:44 am This is a competitive offering By The City Of Prairie City To Convey To A Developer Title To The Property By Quit Claim Deed to rehabilitate a residential structure house. The house is located at 200 W. McMurray Street, Prairie City, Iowa. On April 9, 2013 the City… Read more »