Mays Island

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May’s Island Historic District
Cedar Rapids - Mays Island.jpg
Mays Island is located in Iowa
Mays Island
Location Between 1st and 5th Aves. on May Island, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Coordinates 41°58′33″N 91°40′13″W / 41.97583°N 91.67028°W / 41.97583; -91.67028Coordinates: 41°58′33″N 91°40′13″W / 41.97583°N 91.67028°W / 41.97583; -91.67028
Built 1923;1927;1933
Architect Hunter & Hatton
James A. Wetmore
Architectural style Beaux Arts
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 78001240 [1]
Added to NRHP October 19, 1978

Mays Island (or May's Island) is a small island in the Cedar River, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Functioning as a civic center rather much like the Île de la Cité, it is the site of the city hall, the Linn County Courthouse, and the county jail. It was listed as an Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1] The island and all of these buildings were devastated by the 2008 flood of the Cedar River, with water reaching above the first floors.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.