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How Three Families and One Home Helped Shape Cedar Rapids

by Mindy Dalgarn

Brucemore, the grand Queen Anne style mansion at 2160 Linden Dr. S.E. in Cedar Rapids, is the centerpiece of a historic 26-acre estate. It is Iowa’s only National Trust Historic Site. Surrounded by formal gardens, a pond and pool, an orchard, a greenhouse, a guesthouse, tennis courts, walkways, and expansive lawns, Brucemore was owned by three families between 1884 and 1981 and each – the Sinclairs, the Douglases, and the Halls – influenced the community in which they lived.

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