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Preservation Links
  • Cedar Rapids Preservation Plan  This is a booklet written by several cities commissions. It describes the city of Cedar Rapids' awareness and duties as well as actions the city plans to take both currently and for our future generations to make historic preservation an important part of Cedar Rapids' rich cultural and architectural heritage. 
  • Chapter 18 Code   City ordinances for historic districts and landmarks. Cedar Rapids has adopted the federal guidelines to establish ordinances which protect and regulate historical districts.
  • History and Culture of Cedar Rapids A guild for taking tours to Cedar Rapids Historical building, business' museums and historic districts.  This website is presented by TRAVEL IOWA.
  • Historic Districts & Landmarks Guidelines  User manual is for understanding Chapter 18 municipal codes.  It contains information as well as pictures to describe criteria used by the city for following the guidelines set forth for historic preservation.  
  • National Register of Historic Places   The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.


  • State of Iowa Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) Whether you are interested in archaeology, preserving a historic building, researching a historic property, getting a site listed on the National Register of Historic Places or developing a historic preservation program, the State Historic Preservation Office of Iowa can help you achieve your goals.The office identifies, preserves, and protects Iowa’s historic and prehistoric resources. It also administers state and federal historic preservation programs and maintains a survey and inventory collection of historic properties in Iowa. Get started by exploring the programs, collections or visiting the office.
  • Secretary of Standards Tax incentives/state-tax-credit The State Historic Preservation and Cultural & Entertainment District (HPCED) Tax Credit Program provides a state income tax credit for the sensitive, substantial rehabilitation of historic buildings. It ensures character-defining features and spaces of buildings are retained and helps revitalize surrounding neighborhoods. The program provides an income tax credit of up to 25% of qualified rehabilitation expenditures (QREs).
  • The History Center – Linn County Historical Society The mission of The History Center is to provide a unique community resource that preserves and shares the stories of our past and connects people of all ages to the present and future of Linn County. We are dedicated to connecting the past to the present and future of Linn County and are passionate about making our history both accessible and enjoyable for everyone.
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