Historic Buildings of Iowa: Cedar Rapids

Mar 2, 2021 | 1 hr 4 min

Historic Buildings of Iowa: Cedar Rapids takes viewers on a journey through the architecture, culture and history intertwined throughout the buildings in Iowa's City of Five Seasons. 

Through extensive indoor filming, aerial perspectives, and in-depth interviews, Iowa PBS presents a definitive look at multiple buildings in Iowa's second-largest city of Cedar Rapids. 

Featured structures include: the Paramount Theatre with its stunning décor recently restored after devastating flood damage; the signature Veterans Memorial Building known for its location on an island in the Cedar River and adorned with a golden flame; the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art along with the Grant Wood Studio, showcasing one of Iowa's most famous native artists; the Brucemore Mansion, set on a sprawling estate, signifying the wealth and culture of a bygone era; and the National Czech and Slovak Museum, celebrating the culture and history of immigrants from the Czech and Slovak Republics who found a home in America and in Iowa.