Category: PI Newsletter

Quarterly Preservation Iowa Newsletter – Winter 2018

Thanks to Josh Moe for his remarkable leadership as Preservation Iowa President and Laura Sadowsky for her tireless work as Preservation Iowa Secretary. Their service to PI has been tremendous. Read all about Preservation Iowa’s work across the state (and even an advocacy trip to Washington DC!  We look forward to new challenges and continued… Read more »

Preservation Action: Advocacy Update

Preservation Action is a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization created in 1974 to serve as the national grassroots lobby for historic preservation. Preservation Action seeks to make historic preservation a national priority by advocating to all branches of the federal government for sound preservation policy and programs through a grassroots constituency empowered with information and training and through direct contact with elected representatives. Preservation Iowa is a member… Read more »

Most Endangered Property Update – Red Bridge, Jasper County

In 2017 Preservation Iowa designated Red Bridge as an Iowa Most Endangered property. Since then a Save Red Bridge movement has formed. The endangered designation catalyzed citizens of Jasper County to petition the Board of Supervisors not to demolish it. Although the Board has yet to support the project financially, they have not obstructed efforts… Read more »

2018 in Review

As 2018 comes to a close, Preservation Iowa wants to thank all its members for a great year and to reflect upon our shared successes. Preservation Iowa sent board members to Le Mars to teach Preservation 101 classes and to Des Moines and Washington, DC to advocate for preservation-friendly policy. PI was a sponsor for… Read more »

Preservation Iowa Newsletter – Winter 2018

President’s Letter Last year was a dramatic year for the national preservation community. After months of advocacy, the 20 percent federal historic tax credit (FHTC) survived a significant rewrite of the tax code. Preservation Iowa partnered with Main Street Iowa, Smart Growth, and the National Trust to successfully convince Iowa’s congressional delegation that incentivizing the rehabilitation… Read more »

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 »

Preservation Iowa Newsletter – Fall 2016

We would like to welcome you to the fall 2016 edition of the Preservation Iowa new letter. We are glad to have you join us in staying up to date with a several important events that are upcoming and also those which have already occurred. We will be introducing topics of interest for the 2016… Read more »

Preservation Iowa Newsletter – Spring 2016

President’s Greeting This year has been in very important year for preservation in the State of Iowa. Many changes have been implemented by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs specifically in the State Historic Preservation Office. Some of these changes have been welcome and represent major improvement over the previous practices. Among those Preservation Iowa… Read more »