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Author Keyes, Margaret N., 1918-2015.

Title Old Capitol : portrait of an Iowa landmark / by Margaret N. Keyes
Edition First edition
Published Iowa City, Iowa : University of Iowa Press, 1988
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 171 pages)
Series A Bur oak original
Bur oak original.
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
Summary 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, a
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-164) and index
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Subject Old Capitol (Iowa City, Iowa)
University of Iowa -- Buildings -- Conservation and restoration.
Architecture, Modern -- 19th century -- Conservation and restoration -- Iowa -- Iowa City.
Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration -- Iowa -- Iowa City.
Iowa City (Iowa) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Conservation and restoration.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1587291231 (electronic bk.)
9781587291234 (electronic bk.)