This is the site of the first and only seedling mile of concrete
pavement in the state of Iowa on the Lincoln Highway. The Linn
County Engineer at the time was R. W. Gearhart and the project
was constructed by Ford Paving Company of Cedar . . . — — Map (db m161620) HM
The Ausadie Apartment Building was built in 1923 for Austin and Sadie Palmer as an investment property, close to downtown Cedar Rapids. Designed by Cedar Rapids architect William J. Brown in the Colonial Revival style, the building contained 24 . . . — — Map (db m216499) HM
First Presbyterian, the second church to be established in Cedar Rapids, built its first church in 1850-1851 at 2nd Ave SE and 3rd Street SE. This, the second building, is the oldest intact church still in use in Cedar Rapids. Built in 1867-1869, . . . — — Map (db m216497) HM
Cedar Rapids first permanent school once stood along the 4th Avenue end of Greene Square. From 1855-1868, it educated students through eighth grade. High school-level programs considered advanced education until the twentieth century were . . . — — Map (db m216496) HM
From 1923 to 1937, the Cedar Rapids Police Department and City Jail occupied the King Building, which stood here from 1910-1969. The department and jail moved to 310 Second Avenue SW in 1937. The city's first African American police officer, Virgil . . . — — Map (db m216498) HM
Coe College was founded by Presbyterian minister Williston Jones in 1851. Its buildings and grounds were established beginning in 1853. The college went by different names, including "Cedar Rapids Collegiate Institute" and "Parsons Seminary," . . . — — Map (db m216500) HM
Lisbon is a small community that is full of rich history dating back a long way. Early records show the first settlers were arriving in the mid 1830's. It is said the community was named after Lisbon, Ohio where some of the first settlers came . . . — — Map (db m184817) HM
As of 1900, the United States had an excellent rail network but no system of long-distance highways. Private associations made the earliest attempts to blaze "auto trails," giving them colorful names and emblems. The most famous road across Iowa . . . — — Map (db m184820) HM
This building, known since 1906 as South Hall, was constructed in 1872 for student housing and dining facility. In 1882 art and music courses were taught in some of the vacant rooms. Conservatory Hall, as it came to be called, was remodeled into . . . — — Map (db m184808) HM
The Lincoln Highway ran through the central business districts of hundreds of small towns and cities across the U.S., giving substance to slogans proclaiming the highway as the "Nation's Main Street." To small-town merchants, the Lincoln Highway . . . — — Map (db m184844) HM
This tablet commemorates
the advent of the first white
settler in Linn County, Iowa
a true pioneer- a worthy citizen
Ashley, Mayflower, Marion, Linn & Balliet Chapters
Daughters of the American . . . — — Map (db m96858) HM
At first, the Lincoln Highway through Iowa consisted mainly of dirt roads, which were fine when dry but impassable when wet. Motorists were advised against trying to cross Iowa in rainy weather.
The goal of the Lincoln Highway Association (LHA) . . . — — Map (db m158227) HM
Father of the Titans in Greek mythology.
You must be cautious approaching Uranus since as least 11 rings and 20 moons encircle it.
Whether it is summer or winter, the surface temperature is consistently minus 385 degrees F.
One of . . . — — Map (db m158228) HM