55+ “Mansion Row” by History Center’s Jenny Thielman

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  • 6/03/24
  • 1 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Free
  • All Ages
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Event Description

The History Center's Jenny Thielman will delve into the captivating tale of the area adjacent to downtown Cedar Rapid, once dubbed “Mansion Hill” along Third, Second, and First Avenues SE, were stately residences once stood; the Galena of Eastern Iowa.  Today, the History Center proudly resides within one of the few surviving homes.
Jenny will unravel the narrative of how this picturesque neighborhood was transformed into “Auto Row” in the wake of the arrival of the Lincoln Highway in 1913.  Many “Auto Row” structures survive today.  Jenny will include updates on the evolution of the area continues with the expanding MedQuater District.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the captivating history and transformation of Mansion Row/Auto Row.

Bridge to Opportunities meets at Refugee City Church, 2100 1st Ave. NE, Cedar Rapid, directly across from Cottage Grove Place and Cottage Grove Ave.  (This is the former Four Oaks building.)  Parking and entrance, including handicap ramp are at the back of the building.
Questions, call 319-640-5357.