Remembering The Old Stone Capitol.

So, in closing, what can we say? The Old Stone Capitol has stood at the center of Iowa City since 1840. It’s the iconic symbol of my alma mater – The University of Iowa – and for me personally, the center of Our Iowa Heritage.

My great, great grandfather and grandmother, Jacob B. and Catharine Boller undoubtedly saw the new State Capitol sitting at the top of the hill by the Iowa River when they arrived from Ohio in 1853.

Today, I make every effort to swing by the old lady every time I go on errands around Iowa City. That’s nearly 170 years of Boller family history in Johnson County. It’s my hope that this iconic building will always remain a focal point for the Boller family going forward. So, in closing, I offer this collection of pictures & artwork we’ve used throughout this website, all focused on The Old Stone Capitol in Iowa City.

Did you know that you can SEE Old Capitol and the Pentacrest anytime of the day? 24-7-365? Click here for a LIVE VIDEO FEED – courtesy of the University of Iowa.

1854Isaac A. Wetherby photograph.
1854 – George H. Yewell sketch.
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The University of Iowa Campus looking west from Old Capitol and the Pentacrest.

Thank you for journeying with us on Our Iowa Heritage! If you’re ever in IOWA CITY – let me know, we’ll grab a great cup of coffee and have a Hawkeye-to-Hawkeye talk! May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You!


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