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Old Iowa State Capitol

24 Old Capitol, Iowa State University
Iowa City IA United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1840
  Finished1842
Floor Count2
Basement Floors1
Building Uses
 - museum
Structural Types
 - lowrise
 - tower
Architectural Style
 - neo-classical
Materials
 - limestone

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Flagpole120 ftShalla Wilson, Curator of Old Capitol Museum, March 29, 2007
Roof108 ftShalla Wilson, Curator of Old Capitol Museum, March 29, 2007

Description
- Architect: John F. Rague

- Architect (renovation): OPN Architects

- Length x Width: 120 meters x 60 meters

- This building served as Iowa's seat of government from its completion in 1842, until the move of the capital to Des Moines in 1857.

- In 1857, the structure was deeded to the University of Iowa, and was used over the years as a classroom space, a library, a chapel, an armory, and university office space.

- The building underwent a careful restoration from 1970 to 1976, and was made a national historic landmark upon the completion of the project.

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