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F.O.E. Ten Commandment Monuments in Iowa (4)

Burlington, Iowa
Burlington, Iowa
Burlington Aerie No. 150
Screenshot: Google Maps street view December 2015 (monument to right of flag)

Donated by FOE:
March 1965

Current Location: The monument was moved to Burlington Aerie No. 150, 2727 Mount Pleasant St., and rededicated in April 2005.

Original Location: In front of Memorial Auditorium (east of the intersection of Front & Jefferson Streets). Later put into storage in a hanger at the Burlington Airport.

Scroll: Cannot determine from above screenshot.



Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Plaza Park
Screenshot: Google Maps street view March 2012
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Veterans Memorial Building

Donated by FOE: June 1957

Current Location:
Plaza Park facing Cedar River (across from the Linn County Correctional Center, 50 3rd Avenue Bridge).

Original Location: Linn County Courthouse.

Scroll: “Presented By / The Youth Movement Of / The / Fraternal Order Of Eagles / To The City Of Cedar Rapids / June 1957”



Des Moines (or Maxwell), Iowa
[Photo not available]

Donated by FOE: 1965

Current Location: Marlene Duvall, an Easter Seals Camp Sunnyside volunteer, took the monument to her home (possibly) 11820 N.E. 104th Street, Maxwell, Iowa.

Previous Location: Easter Seals Camp Sunnyside, 401 N.E. 66th Ave.

Scroll: Unknown



Iowa City, Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
Iowa City Aerie No. 695
Screenshot: Google Maps street view October 2012

Donated by FOE: September 1964

Current Location: Iowa City Aerie No. 695 located at 225 Highway 1 W. Rededicated August

Original Location: Johnson County Courthouse.

Scroll: (Cannot be determined from the screenshot)

Notes: In August 2000, the Iowa Civil Liberties Union asked Johnson County to remove the monument from courthouse property, saying that its presence on public property was a violation of the First Amendment principle of separation of church and state. To avoid litigation, the monument was moved from the Johnson County Courthouse to Iowa City Aerie No. 695. (Source: The Eagle Magazine, Nov. 2001).