Luther A. and Elinore T. Brewer House

616 10th Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Brewer House (Front)

Photo taken by Dave King



Moving the Historic Luther Brewer House

Mercy Cedar Rapids

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Street View 


Luther Brewer (1858 - 1933) was the editor of Cedar Rapid's Daily Republican newspaper. He founded The Torch Press in 1907 and published a number of collectable limited editions, including several about his world-class collection of Leigh Hunt material. (His Leigh Hunt collection was subsequently donated to the University of Iowa). The well-connected Brewer played host at his home to many prominent businessmen, writers, and politicians through the years, including President William Howard Taft. Taft was a frequent guest at Brewer's house and considered Cedar Rapids a second home.

Moved from its original location at 847 4th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa on April 3, 2014. Removed from NRHP 4-3-2014.

Update Log 

  • August 1, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added video, description and information on move
  • August 1, 2014: New video from Dave King
  • September 20, 2013: New Street View added by Dave King
  • May 10, 2013: New photos from Dave King



Luther A. and Elinore T. Brewer House
Posted August 1, 2014, by Anonymous

The house has been successfully moved to its new location at 616 10th Avenue SE. A big congratulations to the owners for fighting to save this house from demolition. Here's an article on the move:

Luther A. and Elinore T. Brewer House
Posted September 11, 2013, by Anonymous

This home is going to be moved and saved. Here is a link to the Facebook page tracking its progress: