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Mission Statement

The mission of the


is to educate, to promote interest in and to advocate for the preservation of historic buildings, homes, and neighborhoods in the city of

Cedar Rapids.

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Friends of Cedar Rapids Historic Preservation Present ~

The 2019 Preservation Showcase


· Guests met with members of both Friends of Cedar Rapids Historic Preservation and the Historic Preservation Commission in the beautiful Ausadie courtyard to

learn about both organizations, find out about up-coming educational workshops and learn about becoming a local landmark.  They viewed story boards providing updates on “Progress in Preservation” and the importance of maintaining architectural ornamentation.  Members of Friends of Cedar Rapids Historic Preservation were on hand to answer questions on these subjects.


· Guests received free guided tours of the historic Ausadie Building, and they also attended the free bus tour “The Cedar Rapids Historic Progress Tour” with tour guide and historian Mark Stoffer Hunter.  The guests learned all about the great strides that have been made by individuals and organizations in historic preservation throughout the city in the past ten years since the Flood of 2008.


· To cap off afternoon the progressive event moved to the Masonic Library for the preservation award ceremony.  Ten awards were given to individuals and organizations for their outstanding efforts in preserving our City’s architectural history or for their stewardship in preservation. 


Thank you to all of our partners and sponsors for helping to make the 2018 Preservation Showcase a success!

·         The Cedar Rapids Historic Preservation Commission

·         The City of Cedar Rapids

·         The Masonic Library

·         The Ausadie

·         PCI

·         The MedQuarter

·         Ryan Companies US, Inc.



Friends of Cedar Rapids Historic Preservation   

look forward to seeing you in 2022 

for the 2022 Preservation Showcase!

Currently being rescheduled.


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We are supported entirely by the generosity of our donors.  Your support allows us to grow and make FCRHP  a viable, strong, and effective organization.  Thank you for your support.

FCRHP welcomes the talent and knowledge of preservation thinking people. Whether it be a pair of skilled hands or a well spoken mind, we encourage you to get involved. 

We continue to offer preservation help through grants, classes and hands on workshops, and by offering support and knowledge on becoming a LOCAL and NATIONAL landmarks.


"Friends Of Cedar Rapids Historic Preservation assists in establishing the newest Cedar Rapids Local Historic Landmark!"                           



  by Mark Stoffer Hunter

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"Friends Of Cedar Rapids Historic Preservation assists in establishing the newest Cedar Rapids Local Historic Landmark!"

                                                    by Mark Stoffer Hunter

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