Posted on 11/25/2007

Photo taken on November 25, 2007

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Old Capitol

Old Capitol
The most photographed building in Iowa City, from the other side.

Iowa City is the original capital of Iowa when it became a state in 1846. It was later replaced by Des Moines which has the advantage of being closer to the center of the state.
This is the original capitol building, built starting in 1840 and not finished until after the capital was moved to Des Moines. After finishing paying for one capitol building, I'm sure Iowa tax payers were happy to start paying for the much larger and grander building in the new capital!