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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