Immigrant Impact

The Home Builders Association of Ames receives its official charter placard from the National Association of Home Builders. Pictured in the center is Bob Friedrich, son of Reinhard Friedrich who founded Friedrich Iowa Realty in 1927. Reinhard immigrated to Ames from Germany in 1924. The Friedrich family is one of the local stories featured in an exhibit, “German Iowa and the Global Midwest,” which will be on display at the Ames Public Library from March 15 to April 3, 2017.