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Cedar Rapids Historic Markers

The Cedar Rapids Historic Markers project is a collaborative community history project that seeks to highlight notable historic sites throughout the city. 
1928 photo of the building

The Ausadie Apartment Building was built in 1923 for Austin and Sadie Palmer as an investment property, close to downtown Cedar Rapids. Designed by Cedar Rapids architect William J. Brown in the Colonial Revival style, the building contained 24 apartments and a basement tea room. Austin Palmer founded the Cedar Rapids Business College and invented the method of handwriting that bears his name. The name of the building is a combination of the owners’ first names. They maintained an apartment in the building, living there until their deaths in 1927 and 1945 respectively.

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