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Old 07-20-2015, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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Thanks for loading those capitol building photos viktor!
The 3rd photo is an interior shot of the law library which is truly a remarkably ornate room. It blew the socks off of me the first time I saw it as an adult.
I recall that veteran newsman David Brinkley of ABC News had the same reaction one night on network tv as he sat in the room and broadcast live coverage of an Iowa Caucus event.
Trust me, whether you are talking about the building itself and/or the size of it's grounds & it's setting on a hill above the Des Moines River, there are only a few capitol buildings in the U.S. that equal or match the Iowa State Capitol in overall magnificence.
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Old 07-20-2015, 09:15 AM
 
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I love that library at the Capitol building. Such a beautiful place! I've yet to see another state capitol half as gorgeous!
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Old 07-20-2015, 01:20 PM
 
Location: around the way
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I remember visiting in 5th grade, sitting in those balconies above the chamber and being scared about how high up we seemed to be. Now that I see these photos, it's not that high at all. What a wuss!
The dome still impresses, though.
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Old 08-05-2015, 12:14 PM
 
Location: From Michigan. Now in Memphis, TN
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Thanks for loading those capitol building photos viktor!
The 3rd photo is an interior shot of the law library which is truly a remarkably ornate room. It blew the socks off of me the first time I saw it as an adult.
I recall that veteran newsman David Brinkley of ABC News had the same reaction one night on network tv as he sat in the room and broadcast live coverage of an Iowa Caucus event.
Trust me, whether you are talking about the building itself and/or the size of it's grounds & it's setting on a hill above the Des Moines River, there are only a few capitol buildings in the U.S. that equal or match the Iowa State Capitol in overall magnificence.
"Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain."
Thanks! The law library will go down for me as one of the most remarkable interiors I have ever had the privilege to see. The scale is breathtaking and beautiful. One of the reasons I was so drawn to the room was because it was like stepping back in time. In my home state of Michigan we had a library very similar to this in Detroit. I never got to see the Old Detroit Public Library because it was torn down in the first half of the 20th century, but the black and white photos featured much the same architecture, so when I saw this room in all its glory I felt as if I had stepped into a time machine to Victorian America.
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Old 12-17-2015, 04:56 PM
 
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Downtown from the new West Capitol Terrace park just west of the Capitol. I can't find for the life of me find out the name of the statue or any info on it.
I apologize if someone has already responded to this. I was just reading about the capital building in Des Moines and I might have found the answer to your pondering in the comments section... here's a link: Iowa State Capitol Building – Des Moines, Iowa (The 6th comment down from the top.)

I'm loving these photos of Iowa! My husband's father's family is from there and we hope to visit someday. He has not been back since he was a little kid, and I have never been.
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