ⓘ Mays Island


ⓘ Mays Island

Mays Island is a small island on the Cedar River, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Functioning as a civic center much like the Ile de la Cite, it is the site of the Memorial Building, the Linn County Courthouse, and the county jail. The island plus an adjacent block was listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

The island and all its buildings were destroyed in the 2008 flood on the cedar river, from the water rises above the first floor.

Before the 2008 flood, the concentration of local and County government on the island served to unite the city on both sides. The memorial building was designed by hunter & Hutton, architects cedar rapids. In the Beaux arts Lynn County courthouse was designed by Joseph Royer, of Urbana, as it was in the prison. Mass building is long and narrow, like the island itself. Buildings face each other, creating an "island quality".

The concentration of public services extends to the Eastern shore, where the Federal government is located to the East of the memorial building in the Beaux arts-style Federal building, the design of which was attributed to the control of a supervising architect under James A. Wetmore. His unit, from 1st Avenue North to 2nd Avenue, from 1st street West to the river, also included in the historic district. This makes a total of four troops of the buildings in the district.

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