Nonpareil Building Restoration


Nonpareil Building Restoration


J. Development


Council Bluffs, Iowa

Project Details

The historic Nonpareil Building in Council Bluffs was being considered for historical status by the National Trust for Historical Preservation. As such, Schemmer prepared a Phase I Site Inventory Form for the Iowa State Historical Preservation Society which described the 1926 neoclassical revival style building, a history of the Nonpareil Newspaper’s occupation of this structure from 1926 to 2002, and an assessment of the building envelope. The structure was covered by a precast concrete facade in 1963, and the current owners intend to remove the “slipcover” and restore the 10,000 SF, two-story building to its original appearance.