Iowa City’s Pagliai’s Pizza building designated as historic landmark

Designation comes after months-long debate

302-316 E. Bloomington St., an iconic Iowa City building with Czech roots, was designated a historic landmark at the city council's May 21 meeting. Pagliai
302-316 E. Bloomington St., an iconic Iowa City building with Czech roots, was designated a historic landmark at the city council's May 21 meeting. CREDIT ANNIE SMITH BARKALOW

An iconic Iowa City building with ties to Czech immigrants was recently designated a historic landmark by the Iowa City Council at its May 21 meeting. The Slezak-Holub-Skarda building at 302 E. Bloomington St., known colloquially as the Pagliai’s Pizza building, has been the subject of a months-long debate pivoting historic preservation against owners’ rights. […]

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