MARION, Iowa — After sustaining damage in Iowa’s 2020 hurricane-strength derecho, the historic Methodist Church in Marion was written off by most. Marion Mayor Nick AbouAssaly was not one of them. “Everyone was resigned to the fact that it was going to be demolished,” AbouAssaly said. “It was keeping me up at night, but I […]
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Century-old Iowa church unveils restorat...
CEDAR RAPIDS – The oldest Catholic parish in Cedar Rapids celebrated its grand reopening Saturday after undergoing months of restoration. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 857 Third Ave. SE, was built in 1914-1916, but its roots as a parish extend back to 1857, according to the National Register of Historic Places, when a wood-frame building was […]