B Avenue Historic District

B Avenue NE from 15th St. on west to 21st St. on east, including side streets to alleys, Cedar Rapids ia


Old Central Park Presbyterian Church - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

View from B Avenue

Photo taken by Dave King


Street View 


The B Avenue NE Historic District is eligible for listing on the National Register ofHistoric Places under Criterion C, considered locally significant as an important collection of historic buildings representative of American vernacular architecture during the period between c.l875 and 1963. The residences in the B A venue NE Historic District are representative of a variety of vernacular building types, indicative of the development ofthe mass production of dimensional lumber, cladding, and millwork, changing construction techniques and tools, and a fully realized distribution system. Manufactured building materials, along with changing construction techniques and tools through industrialization, altered the very nature of common buildings - both interior spatial plan and exterior appearance. The resources of the district are an important, intact representation of the American vernacular in residential development.

Posted to the NRHP 9-11-2014


19th Century (38,126)
Built during 1870s (5,068)
District (10,645)
Have Street View (50,477)
In operation (2,698)
Iowa (2,530)
Linn County, Iowa (115)

Update Log 

  • July 22, 2015: New photos from Dave King
  • August 18, 2014: Added by Dave King