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Cedar Falls Historical Area

The majority of the founding fathers homes, businesses, and places of worship are located in "Downtown" Cedar Falls. Print this page to carry with you while you stroll along the streets of the oldest settlement in Black Hawk County.



  1. The Dam and Millrace Site
    Between First Street and the Cedar River
  2. The Broom Factory
    115 West Mill Street
  3. First Store in Black Hawk County (site)
    at First and Main Streets
  4. Regent Theatre
    103 Main Street
  5. The Burr Hotel
    now the Black Hawk Hotel at
    115 Main Street
  6. Rock Island Depot
    at Fifth and Main Streets
  7. First Public Schoolhouse (site)
    at Fifth and Main Streets
  8. Dannervirke Newspaper (site)
    315 State Street
  9. Cedar Falls Pottery/Terra Cotta Works (site)
    312 State Street
  10. Viking Pump Company
    406 State Street
  11. Oldest House in Cedar Falls
    123 East Seventh Street
  12. William Sturgis Cabin (site)
    at First and Franklin Streets
  13. Sheldon Fox House (Odd Fellow and Rebekahs Hall)
    402 West Second Street
  1. Cedar Falls Ice House
    at First and Franklin Streets
  2. George Wyth House and Viking Pump Gallery
    303 Franklin Street
  3. Overman Park
    at Third and Clay Streets
  4. First School Bell in Cedar Falls
    Cedar Falls Historical Society Museum
    308 West 3rd Street
  5. Peter Melendy's Second House
    822 Washington Street
  6. Knapp/Townsend House (Cedar Falls Woman's Club Home)
    West Third
  7. Henry Gilkey House
    903 Washington Street
  8. Victorian Home (Barnum-Bryant-Dempster House) and the Carriage House Museum
    303 Clay Street
  9. Joseph Sartori House
    603 Clay Street
  10. Bess Streeter Aldrich Home (site)
    809 Franklin Street
  11. W.A. DuGane House
    815 Washington Street
  12. Edward Townsend House
    1017 Washington Street
  13. Peter Melendy's First House
    1107 Washington Street
  1. Daniel Wild House
    501 West First Street
  2. First School in Black Hawk County (site)
    13th Street and Waterloo Road
  1. St. Patricks Catholic Church
    at Seventh and Washington
  1. Sessions Home
    1021 Clay
  2. Sawyer Home
    503 West 12th
  3. Old Lincoln (Central) School (site)
    Lincoln School Playground
  1. Behrens Rapp Station
    Sturgis Park, at First and Clay Streets
  2. Little Red Schoolhouse (Bennington Township School House #5)
    at First and Clay Streets
  3. Harris House
    601 West 12th
  4. Forrest House
    415 Walnut

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Harris House The Dam & Millrace Little Red Schoolhouse The Broom Factory Wm. Sturgis Cabin Regent Theatre Daniel Wild House Sheldon Fox House Cedar Falls Ice House Behrens Rapp Station First Store in Black Hawk County The Burr Hotel Overman Park Knapp/Townsend House Dannervirke Newspaper Cedar Falls Pottery/Terra Cotta Works George Wyth House & Viking Pump Gallery First School Bell in Cedar Falls Victorian Home & Carriage House Museum Forrest House First Public Schoolhouse Rock Island Depot Viking Pump Company Joseph Sartori House St. Patricks Catholic Church Bess Streeter Aldrich House Old Lincoln School W.A. DuGane House Oldest House in Cedar Falls Peter Melendy's 2nd House Henry Gilkey House Sessions House Edward Townsend House Peter Melendy's 1st House Sawyer Home First School in Black Hawk County