Located at the historic Douglas Mansion, 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…More Info
Time: 6:00 PM to 6:00 PM
The History Center 800 2nd Ave SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
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Walking tour of the Automobile Row/Mansion Hill.
This tour begins and ends at The History Center! Learn about the area originally known as “Mansion Hill” along Third, Second and First Avenues East. Get a closer look at the very few surviving19th century residences on the“Hill”.
Discover how this section of Cedar Rapids was transformed into “Automobile Row” following the routing of the Lincoln Highway as early as1913. See many of the restored “Auto Row” structures and get updates on how the area is changing with the expanding MedQuarter District.