‘Flood Resurgence Tour’ Marks 10 Year CR Flood Anniversary
It doesn't seem possible that it's been 10 years. 10 years ago on June 13th, the Cedar River crested at levels never before seen, and hopefully won't ever be seen again. Looking back at images from that time don't seem real. The building that we work in had 12 feet of water around it. Boats were used to travel downtown streets. Home were lost and lives were forever changed. But from the destruction, Cedar Rapids came back.
This Saturday a tour around downtown Cedar Rapids will offer a look inside historic buildings and sites that have made a comeback following the flood of 2008. The event is called CR Resurgence. It is hosted by Save CR Heritage, the city of Cedar Rapids, and the Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District. The event is free of charge and features seven tour sites followed by a social hour at the eighth.
The tour will highlight not only sites that survived the flood but are actually thriving today. Warehouses converted to housing. Houses converted to businesses. A historic theater brought back to life. All of it is covered during the tour on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
For more information on the CR Resurgence tour visit SaveCRHeritage.org.