Thorland Company

                   Creative Spaces in Historic Places TM

329 Tenth Avenue S.E.
Cedar Rapids, IA  52401

Built in 1919 as a dairy equipment manufacturing plant.  104,000 square feet.  The only authentic historic  loft style work spaces in Cedar Rapids, perfect for office, studio, commercial, and/or light manufacturing. 

  • Creative environment with other small businesses, non-profits, and artist studios
  • 12 foot ceilings with exposed joist-work
  • Full length factory style windows on the first floor
  • 30 foot skylights on the third floor
  • Solid oak flooring.
  • Individualized HVAC
  • Individualized electrical
  • Free parking (adjacent to the building plus 52 car lot)
  • ADA accessible (on 11th Avenue entrance)
  • Break room and commons area on first floor
  • Loading dock and large freight elevator
  • Storage space available in basement


Grant Wood, the Cedar Rapids artist who painted American Gothic, also painted a series of 7 paintings of the Cherry Building.  Link to more information on the JG Cherry Series (1925).

Located in the historic Cherry Building, the Shuikun Yaju Ming Studio is a unique example of Ming Dynasty aesthetics in Iowa.

Thorland Company would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of the individuals and organizations that helped out with recovery efforts after the Great Flood of 2008.  Without their assistance restoration of the historic Cherry Building would not have been possible. 


* Please contact Thorland Company to be placed on our waiting list.  

The Cherry Center Space is a gallery / event venue located on the first floor of the historic Cherry Building. At 1,250 square feet, this unique space is an ideal venue for receptions and other types of events. We frequently display works by local artists. For venue rental information, please contact Thorland Company