The old courthouse

The old federal courthouse in Cedar Rapids has been fully rebuilt after the flood, but sits empty. Yesterday some city officials took a quick (really quick for me, in terms of walking and shooting) tour of the building to discuss relocating city offices there.

Cedar Rapids city engineer David Elgin (left) points out part of a mural that has been exposed on the wall of a courtroom to councilman Kris Gulick.

Cedar Rapids city manager Jim Prosser (left) talks with new mayor Ron Corbett in an office area in the old Federal Courthouse on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, in Cedar Rapids. The council is looking into the possibility of moving city government offices into the old courthouse.

City offices were located in Veterans Memorial Building (you may or may not recall a collection of images I shot there a year ago... ) before the flood. Read Rick Smith's story and see more photos here.


  1. ha! the feds (general services administration) got their panties all up in a wad when i shot video in that room last year with Belz. Bastards.

  2. that video is still online here.. and the GSA rests their case. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr55NlxwDfo