Browse Items (3 total) for Iowa Capitol Complex Historical Documents

For more than 80 years, visitors to the Iowa State Historical, Memorial, and Art
Building were treated to the state’s collection of historic documents, literature, portraits, and historical, geological, and archeological artifacts. This booklet is…

This is the story of the 1904 fire that severely damaged the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. There are reports from Senate and House journals about the fire, and newspaper articles and photographs that chronicle the details of the fire and show…

The Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines began with fewer than 10 acres. In 1913, controversial legislation was passed to acquire additional land around the capitol, between 50 and 60 acres. There was an outcry from the public because they were not…