History

 

Friends of Historic Preservation (FHP) first organized in 1975 to save one of Iowa City's oldest landmarks, the First Presbyterian Church, also known as Old Brick. Its impending demolition sparked a movement in Iowa City that became a national model for community-based preservation action. Since then, FHP continues to be instrumental in preserving the historic and cultural integrity of Johnson County. Our advocacy includes renovating rental properties into single-family homes, holding free educational workshops and national conferences, and operating the Salvage Barn and Tool Library. In 2007, the National Trust for Historic Preservation recognized FHP for its tornado recovery efforts in Iowa City with the National Preservation Honor Award.

 

Mission

 

Helping the Johnson County community preserve and protect its architectural heritage while enhancing awareness about the cultural, economic, and environmental benefits of preservation.

 

Board of Directors

 

Tom Baldridge

Kate Corcoran - Secretary

Leslie Locke

Jayne McGuire - President

Josh Moe

Terry Philips

Ben Sandell

Vero Smith

Will Toomey - Vice President

Paul Wittau - Treasurer

 

Staff

 

Alicia Trimble - Executive Director

Jessica Bristow - Development Director

Thorin Peugh - Salvage Barn Sales Associate/ Tool Librarian

Heidi Hoffman - Salvage Director

 

New Employment Opportunity

 

 

 

CONTACT US

 

P.O. Box 2001

Iowa City, IA 52244

 

Phone: 319-351-1875

Email: alicia@ic-fhp.org

 

SALVAGE BARN HOURS

(Temporary)

Friday and Saturday     9-5

Sun -  By Appointment