Czecho Slovakian Association Hall (Iowa City, Iowa)

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Czecho Slovakian Association Hall
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Czecho Slovakian Association Hall (Iowa City, Iowa) is located in Iowa
Czecho Slovakian Association Hall (Iowa City, Iowa)
Czecho Slovakian Association Hall (Iowa City, Iowa) is located in the US
Czecho Slovakian Association Hall (Iowa City, Iowa)
Location 524 N. Johnson St.
Iowa City, Iowa
Coordinates 41°40′2″N 91°31′36″W / 41.66722°N 91.52667°W / 41.66722; -91.52667Coordinates: 41°40′2″N 91°31′36″W / 41.66722°N 91.52667°W / 41.66722; -91.52667
Area less than one acre
Built 1900
NRHP reference # 76000775[1]
Added to NRHP November 7, 1976

The Czecho Slovakian Association Hall, also known as Preucil School of Music, is a building in Iowa City, Iowa that was built in 1900, as a community center and meeting place for the Czechoslovakian Protective Society (C.S.P.S.), which later became the Czecho Slovakian Association. The C.S.P.S., like other fraternal organizations, began by offering a kind of insurance. The local chapter was organized in Iowa City in 1882. It served the Czech community that was concentrated in the north and northeast areas of the city. Like other C.S.P.S. halls, it hosted social, cultural, and educational activities, and this one also hosted gymnastics.[2]:3

The building is a 72 feet (22 m) by 42 feet (13 m) two-storey red brick building with a hipped roof. An assembly room, with a high vaulted ceiling and tall arched windows, occupies the second floor. As of 1975, the room had a stage on one end and a balcony on the other, and was being renovated to serve as a concert hall.[2]:2

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b William Preucil (August 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Czecho Slovakian Association Hall / The Preucil School of Music" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-06-25.  with photo from 1975