Thorland Company

                   Creative Spaces in Historic Buildings TM


2008 Flood Recovery

On Friday, June 13, the Great Flood of 2008 inundated the New Bohemia Historic and Cultural District with 12 feet of Category 3 water, devastating the commercial properties owned and managed by Thorland Company.  Recovery has been a long and arduous process, and would not have been possible at all without the assistance of numerous community volunteers and civic-minded organizations. 

Thorland Company is extremely grateful for the tremendous support and encouragement we have received from all, with special thanks and appreciation to:

  • Aegon Corporation
  • The American Red Cross
  • AmeriCorps
  • Bankers Trust
  • Mr. Bill Anderson
  • The Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce
  • The City of Cedar Rapids
  • The Corkery Family
  • Fosters Heating and Air Conditioning
  • The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs State Historic Preservation Office
  • The Iowa Department of Economic Development JumpStart Iowa Small Business Assistance Program
  • The Iowa Department of Economic Development Main Street Program
  • I-Jobs State Investment Program
  • MSA Architects of Maine
  • Mr. Rod Scott and Preservation Iowa
  • Rockwell Collins Corporation
  • The Salvation Army
  • The Small Business Administration
  • Mr. Steve Thomas
  • Vista

We would like to express special thanks to the wonderful community volunteers, church groups, school groups, and service organizations who have so generously donated countless hours of hard physical labor, and provided the inspiration we needed to carry on. 

And finally, we would like to thank our loyal tenants who have stuck with us through the hard times and continue to work side by side to create a brighter future.  Their enthusiasm and ingenuity is what really breathes new life into these historic old buildings, and fosters an environment "Where Creativity Works!"