A young child living 845 Second Avenue S.E. is drawn to the arts. He loves reading, playing the piano, putting on plays and taking pictures.
He grows up to write for the New York Times, chronicle the Harlem Renaissance (through extensive photographs) and become close friends with Langston Hughes and Gertrude Stein.
Here’s what “Choice Literary Journal” said about a child who grew up at 1602 5th Avenue SE: “ A child of little means was nurtured and cared for in ways that would allow him to pursue an education and live a life defined by its creative spirit.”
He was instrumental in establishing the “Writers’ Workshop” at the University of Iowa which nurtured the talents of 28 Pulitzer Prize winners including:
A 3 year old’s family moves into Cedar Rapids from their rural farm...
where at a young age, the girl develops an interest in numbers and math... 3+ 3 = 6
...and as an adult she plays an important part in developing Excel software for Microsoft.