Old Capitol: Portrait of an Iowa Landmark

Old Capitol: Portrait of an Iowa Landmark

by Margaret N. Keyes

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Old Capitol: Portrait of an Iowa Landmark by Margaret N. Keyes

Built between 1839 and 1842, the domed structure of Iowa City's Old Capitol served as the third territorial capitol and the first state capitol of Iowa. In 1857, when the state government was moved to Des Moines, Old Capitol became the first building of the new University of Iowa. It remains today the centerpiece of this handsome campus. The story of its history and restoration, told in this elegantly illustrated book, is an intriguing account of historical architectural detection.

Using primary sources, including manuscripts, vouchers, account books, newspaper stories, correspondence, and documents from the National Archives and Iowa repositories, Margaret Keyes portrays the major events of the total history of Old Capitol since its site was determined.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781587291234
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Publication date: 12/01/1988
Series: Bur Oak Book
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 187
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Margaret Keyes is professor emeritus of home economics at the University of Iowa and former director of Old Capitol. She is the author of many articles on historical renovation and other subjects as well as Nineteenth Century Home Architecture of Iowa City (Iowa, 1993).

Table of Contents

Contents Acknowledgments Introduction 1. The Territorial and Statehood Years, 1842-1857 2. The University Years, 1857-1970 3. The Rehabilitation, 1921-1924 4. The Architectural Restoration, 1970-1976 5. The Interior 6. The Dedication Epilogue Appendix A: Old Capitol Restoration Committee Appendix B: University Student Involvement Appendix C: Old Capitol Dedication Program Notes Select Bibliography Index

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