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Help Save This Sullivan/Millet Building

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Mar 27, 2012 01:05 AM
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by Eric last modified Mar 25, 2012

PrairieMod readers know I've got a thing for preservation long shots. Case in point: the saving of the First Christian Church building in Cedar Rapids, IA that is connected to Louis Sullivan and has beautiful Louis Millet art glass windows definitely looks like a long shot. But the one thing I know is that if you get enough people who care behind a project, anything is possible! More after the jump... We posted on the...




 

 

Picture 1PrairieMod readers know I've got a thing for preservation long shots. Case in point: the saving of the First Christian Church building in Cedar Rapids, IA that is connected to Louis Sullivan and has beautiful Louis Millet art glass windows definitely looks like a long shot. But the one thing I know is that if you get enough people who care behind a project, anything is possible! More after the jump...

We posted on the pending demolition of this church a few weeks ago and I can say I'm glad to learn that the steady march toward it becoming a parking lot has at least a few speed bumps.

A group called Save CR Heritage decided not to let it go without an effort to save it, so they are raising awareness and money--and you can help! As stated on the group's Facebook page:

"This building can be purchased for $530,000, but we must raise that amount by the end of March, the scheduled demolition date.

The Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street has offered to serve as the fiscal agent for the First Christian Church fundraising. It is a 501(c)3 non-profit and donations will be tax deductible. With a little effort, over $10,000 was raised by noon on the first day of fundraising (March 22). While that is a small portion of the overall goal, it is a big step for preservation in this community.

If you are interested in donating, please make checks payable to CV/NB Main Street with “First Christian” in the memo field. Checks can be mailed to:

CV/NB Main Street Office
101 16th Avenue, Suite A
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

If we do not raise enough money to purchase the building, donors can have their checks returned or contribute to the seed money for a Friends of Preservation Foundation."

If you care about saving important buildings like this, please contribute today! Email SaveCRHeritage@gmail.com or follow the link to learn more.

Image via facebook.com/savecrheritage



 

 

 
 
 

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