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Silos & Smokestacks Relocates to Historic Fowler Building

Northeast Iowa –Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) is proud to announce the relocation of their Main Offices to the Fowler Building, 604 Lafayette Street, Suite 202, Waterloo. Previously located in the historic Russell Lamson Building for the past 6 years and the Blacks Building prior, SSNHA continues its longstanding relationship with Main Street Waterloo.

To commemorate the new headquarters for the Heritage Area, SSNHA will host an open house and ribbon cutting on Thursday, September 25 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information please call (319) 234-4567.

“We are excited to be working from a location that once played an important role in the agri-industrial history of the Heritage Area and would like to thank the region for their support during our relocation, with special thanks to Hawkeye Community College, Grout Museum District and Iowa Farm Bureau Federation,” commented Don Short, SSNHA President.

Built in 1884, the Fowler Building was the center of regional grocery wholesale operations in Waterloo and fed the evolution of Waterloo from an agricultural town to a city of factories and manufacturing. Located in the official Downtown Waterloo Cultural & Entertainment District, the recently restored building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

SSNHA is one of 37 federally designated heritage areas in the nation and is Affiliated Area of the National Park Service. The Heritage Area covers 37 counties in the northeast quadrant of Iowa. Interstate 80 borders it on the south and Interstate 35 borders it on the west. Through a network of sites, programs and events, SSNHA interprets farm life, agribusiness, and rural communities—past and present. To learn more about Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area, please visit www.silosandsmokestacks.org.

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