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Friends of Historic Preservation
PO Box 2001
Iowa City, Iowa 52244
Phone Number: 319-351-1875
Visit Website: http://www.ic-fhp.org
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Friends of Historic Preservation (FHP) was organized in 1975 as Friends of Old Brick. This broad-based group initially came together over one single but important historic landmark: Iowa City’s oldest surviving church, the First Presbyterian Church. Constructed between 1856 and 1865, this building came to be known as “Old Brick.” Its impending demolition helped spark a movement in Iowa City that has become a national model for community-based preservation action.
In 2007, FHP was recognized by the national Trust for Historic Preservation with a national Preservation Honor Award for the massive recovery effort made to protect the historic fabric of the community after the April 13, 2006 tornado. In years prior, Friends invested in the community with both volunteer labor and funds to restore Iowa City’s Englert Theatre, purchased endangered homes in historic neighborhoods to restore and return to the community as single family residences, donated funds and material to the UniverCity project to increase owner occupied residences in the downtown areas, and many times stood with other citizens and groups to save endangered structures like the Carnegie Library.
Year-round, Friends of Historic Preservation operates The Salvage Barn of architectural and historic building items that are at least 50 years old and no longer sold commercially. The Salvage Barn serves as a centralized source for the owners of older homes and buildings to find historically appropriate materials for the repair and restoration of their property. In addition, FHP mission helps directly diverts priceless material that may otherwise end up in the landfill.
All items for sale in the Salvage Barn have been salvaged from buildings scheduled for demolition or have been donated by individuals in the community.
Volunteers at the Salvage Barn do a number of interesting and varied tasks, including salvaging,designing displays, helping customers, inventory, identifying rare items, and much, much more!
Volunteers may also help with administrative tasks with in the organization, as well as fundraising and membership recruitment.
Can you make a donation? Friends of Historic Preservation needs donations. Donation Information:
Currently Friends of Historic Preservation is in the middle of a large capitol drive to install a heating system at the new Salvage Barn location at the East Side Recycling Center. This will require a large amount of financial donations. This cost could be lower by professional contractors donating all or part of the equipment and labor for the project.
Donations of items 50 years and older and in resellable condion are accepted from 10am - 4pm on Saturdays or by appointment.
Donate your building for salvage. Our team will go into the building before demolition and remove items that can be resold at the Barn diverting them from the landfill.
Donate tools to the Barn. FHP is starting a Tool Library at the Salvage Barn. We are now taking donations of tools and will start the library as soon as we have enough tools!
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