Mays Island District and First Street SE Walking Tours

When:
June 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
2017-06-26T18:00:00-05:00
2017-06-26T18:15:00-05:00
Where:
City Hall
101 1st St SE
Cost:
$5-7
Contact:
Mark Stoffer Hunter
319-362-1501

Showcasing the unique Mays Island Historic District and the area now known as Kingston Village, explore the west side of downtown Cedar Rapids. Learn about the early history of Mays Island and how Cedar Rapids transformed it into the only island government center in North and South America. Then experience the history of what was once known as “Commercial Street”. A walk along several blocks of First Street SE  will reveal details  about the  first downtown retail buildings before the Civil War, the construction of landmark “skyscrapers” and a closer look at surviving historic warehouse structures including the Smulekoff and Hach  Buildings.