Historic Iowa City Architecture Event Celebrates Henry L. Fisk

What: Public reception to honor Henry L. Fisk architecture

Where: Iowa City Airport Terminal, 1801 S. Riverside Drive

When: Thursday, Nov. 3, 5:30-7:00 pm

About the Event

The mid-century legacy of local architect Henry L. Fisk will be celebrated at a public reception on Thursday, Nov. 3, 5:30-7:00 pm. The free event will be held at the Iowa City Municipal Airport terminal, 1801 S. Riverside Drive.

The airport terminal, dedicated in 1953, is one of many Iowa City buildings that Fisk designed from the late 1930s until his death in 1962. Fisk was Iowa City’s only registered architect for most of those years.

The terminal’s interior retains many of Fisk’s original design elements.

The event is hosted by the Iowa City Historic Preservation Commission, the Friends of Historic Preservation, and the Johnson County Historic Preservation Commission.

A program will begin at 6:15. Speakers will discuss Fisk’s work on the terminal, his prolific career, and historic preservation. Images of his work will be on display. Roland Wehner, who worked with Fisk beginning in 1956, will be the guest of honor.

Fisk designed a number of suburban homes in Manville Heights and River Heights in an innovative style known as Mid-century Modern, which is experiencing renewed popularity today.

Light refreshments will be served. Sponsors include the University of Iowa Community Credit Union, Thriving Amidst Chaos productivity coaching, Mad Modern Furnishings, realtor Liz Firmstone, and New Pioneer Food Co-op.

For more information, please see  https://henryfisk.com/

or contact Sue Rhomberg at (319) 359-0049, or suedoe@outlook.com

Event Flyer

A flyer about the event is below as a JPG image and also available in PDF format.


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