116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Tour historic Louis Sullivan-designed buildings in Cedar Rapids on April 2
Mar. 22, 2022 6:00 am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Join the Iowa Architectural Foundation (IAF) on April 2 for an in-person tour of two incredible historic buildings in Cedar Rapids designed by famed Chicago architect, Louis Sullivan. Esteemed local historian, Mark Stoffer Hunter, will guide guests through St. Paul's United Methodist Church and The Peoples Savings Bank. The tour is from 2 to 3:45 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available on Eventbrite.
The tours launch at the new Third Avenue entrance of St. Paul's Church, 1340 Third Ave. SE. Built in 1914, the church and neighboring house, where Sullivan resided while designing the building, offer a window into Sullivan's life late in his career. Stoffer Hunter will lead a tour of the outside, into the remodeled narthex and through the inspiring sanctuary.
Following the church tour, attendees will make their way to the Third Avenue entrance of The Peoples Savings Bank, 101 Third Ave. Built in 1911, the bank is known as the second of a number of small "jewel box" banks in the Midwest designed by Sullivan. Guests will be invited through the historic atrium, inside the amazing vault, and to visit the basement, a space rarely open to the public.