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Cedar Rapids Post Office and Public Building

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Built  1908
Opened  1908
NRHP Reference #  82000413
Added to NRHP  10 November 1982
Cedar Rapids Post Office and Public Building httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Location  305 2nd Ave., SE. Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Architectural style  Renaissance Revival architecture
Similar  Manchester Main Post Office, United States Post Office–M, Doe Branch Post Office, United States Post Office, US Post Office‑Blackfoot Main

The Cedar Rapids Post Office and Public Building, also known as the Witwer Building, is an historic building located in downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

History

The building was completed in 1908 and served as a post office and federal building. The federal government sold the building to Weaver Witwer in 1932 after the new federal courthouse was built on First Street. The first floor housed Witwer’s Farm Market and the Me Too Grocery Store and the upper floors housed offices for Witwer's various operations. The store closed in the mid 1960s and Witwer bequeathed the building to Linn County in 1970. It was renovated several times between 1972 and 1989. Before the Cedar River flood in 2008 the building housed several county offices, including Linn County Community Services, Mental Health and Developmental Disability, General Assistance, Protective Payee and State of Iowa juvenile probation offices. It also housed the Witwer Senior Center, which was a non-county organization. The county sold the building to an Iowa City developer in 2010 for $570,004.

References

Cedar Rapids Post Office and Public Building Wikipedia


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