Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
State Library of Iowa

Old Main, 1880

Old Main, 1880

Title

Old Main, 1880

Description

the front side of Old Main, with the college military cadet corps arranged in a review formation on the lawn in front of the building. An officer on a horse is at the foot of the Old Main steps. Military training was compulsory for male Iowa State students from 1868 through 1962.
Old Main was constructed between 1864-1868, and served as the main college building for Iowa State. It housed classrooms, the library, chapel, museums, dining halls, and was the residence for faculty and students. It burned in 1900, and the remaining parts of the building were completely destroyed by a second fire in 1902.

Creator

Iowa State University

Source

4-8-I.OldMain.275-3-2

Publisher

Iowa State University Library Special Collections; http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/index.html

Date

1880
2005-07-29

Rights

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Relation

University Photographs; http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/collections/images.html

Format

Photograph
23.8 x 18.1 cm

Type

Still Image (color)
Image

Identifier

4-8-I.OldMain.275-3-2
http://cdm16001.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15031coll15/id/201