Martha Green and Jack Porter received the Judith A. McClure Award from the State Historical Society of Iowa for the historic rehabilitation of the Leon Strauss residence in the Sherman Hill neighborhood. The project, which included a new roof, repainting of the exterior, construction of a new roof on a sleeping porch and rehabilitation of the front porch, served "as an excellent example of a small-scale use of historic tax credits, according to a release. The historical society also gave awards for projects in Cedar Rapids, Greenfield and Mount Vernon.