Iowa City Public Library

Urban Renewal, 1970s-1980s

Collection Guide

    Photos of buildings and the demolition of buildings during Iowa City's urban renewal phase of the 1970s and 1980s.

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    Old City Hall, 200-Block East Washington Street
    Johnny's Barber Shop Demolition, 105 S Clinton St, 1974
    Burger Chef Demolition, 101 S Clinton St, 1974
    Burger Chef Demolition, 101 S Clinton St, 1974
    Burger Chef Demolition, 101 S Clinton St, 1974
    Burger Chef Demolition, 101 S Clinton St, 1974
    Burger Chef Demolition, 101 S Clinton St, 1974
    Wrecking ball into Burger Chef, 101 S Clinton St, 1974
    Dicker's Furniture Building, Corner of South Dubuque & East Burlington Streets, 1975
    Dicker's Furniture Window Closeup, 301 S Dubuque St, 1975
    Dicker's Furniture Window Closeup, 301 S Dubuque St, 1975
    Dicker's Furniture Windows, 301 S Dubuque St, 1975
    Antiques in the Window at Dicker's Furniture, 301 S Dubuque St, 1975
    Dicker's Furniture Antiques Window Closeup, 301 S Dubuque St, 1975
    Odd Fellows Building Demolition, 100-Block East College Street, 1975
    100-Block South Dubuque Street, 1975
    Corner of South Dubuque & East College Streets,  1975
    100-Block South Dubuque Street, 1975
    Demolition of the Odd Fellows Building, Corner of East College & South Dubuque Streets, 1975
    Demolition of the Odd Fellows Building, Corner of  East College & South Dubuque Streets, 1975
    100-Block South Dubuque Street, 1975
    Building Demolition, 000-Block East Washington Street, 1975
    Jackson's Building Demolition, 000-Block East Washington Street, 1975
    Building Demolition, 000-Block East Washington Street, 1975
    Jackson's Building Demolition, 000-Block East Washington Street, 1975
    Jackson's Building Demolition, 000-Block East Washington Street, 1975
    Bivouac Building Demolition, 000-Block East Washington Street, 1975
    Behind View of Building Demolition, 000-Block East Washington Street, 1975
    Building Demolition, 000-Block East Washington Street, 1975
    Building Demolition, 000-Block East Washington Street, 1975
    Behind View of Building Remains, 000-Block East Washington Street, 1975
    Demolition Crew with Truck, 1975
    Building Remains, 000-Block East Washington Street, 1975
    Behind View of Building Remains, 000-Block East Washington Street, 1975
    Building Remains and City Trash Bin, Capitol and Washington Streets, 1975
    Building Remains, 000-Block East Washington Street, 1970-1976
    Building Remains, 000-Block East Washington Street, 1970-1976
    Building Remains Under Snow, 100-Block South Dubuque Street, 1970-1976
    Building Remains Under Snow, 100-Block South Dubuque Street, 1970-1976
    Building Remains Under Snow, 100-Block South Dubuque Street, 1970-1976
    South Linn Street, 1970-1976
    Building Demolition, 200-Block East College Street, Miller Brothers Monuments, 1975
    Building Demolition, 200-Block East College Street, Miller Brothers Monuments, 1975
    Building Demolition, 200-Block East College Street, Miller Brothers Monuments, 1975
    Building Demolition, 200-Block East College Street, Miller Brothers Monuments, 1975
    Building Demolition, 200-Block East College Street, 1975
    Building Demolition, 200-Block East College Street,  1975
    Farm Scene Painting on Wall, Demolished Miller Brothers Monuments Building, 222 E College St, 1975
    Farm Scene Painting on Wall, Demolished Miller Brothers Monuments Building, 222 E College St, 1975
    Farm Scene Painting on Wall, Demolished Miller Brothers Monuments Building, 222 E College St, 1975
    Building Demolition and Remains, 200-Block East College Street, 1975
    Person in Front of Debris, 200-Block East College Street, 1970-1976
    100-Block South Clinton Street, The Vine, All Sports, Inc, and Building Debris, 1974
    100-Block South Clinton Street, Little Caesar's Pizza, 1970-1976
    100-Block South Clinton Street, Building Debris, 1970-1976
    100-Block South Clinton Street, Rosheks Department Store, 1970-1976
    View of the Old Capitol from Capitol and College Streets, 1970-1976
    Playground Near Central Business District, 1970-1976
    Playground Near Central Business District, 1970-1976
    East College Street, Penney's Parking Lot and Building Wreckage, 1970-1976
    East College Street, 1970-1976
    200-Block South Capitol Street, Old Capitol Apartments, 1970-1976
    200-Block South Capitol Street, Swails Refrigeration, 1970-1976
    100-Block East Washington Street, 1970-1976
    200-Block East Washington Street, 1973
    Black Hawk Pedestrian Park Mural, Corner of Dubuque & Washington Streets, 1975
    Black Hawk Pedestrian Park Mural, Corner of Dubuque & Washington Streets, 1975
    Washington Street, 1970-1976
    Building Debris at Washington and Clinton Streets, 1970-1976
    Building Debris at Washington Street, 1970-1976
    Building Debris at Washington and Clinton Streets, 1970-1976
    Johnson County Courthouse, 1970-1976
    Johnson County Courthouse, 1970-1976
    Johnson County Courthouse, 1970-1976
    Les' Barbershop, 1970-1976
    Behind View of Building Debris, 000-Block East Washington Street, 1970-1976
    Behind View Building Debris, Corner of East Washington and South Clinton Streets, 1970-1976
    Behind View of Building Debris, 100-Block South Clinton Street, 1970-1976
    Behind View of Building Debris, 000-Block East Washington Street, 1970-1976
    300-Block South Clinton Street, 1970-1976
    Parking Lot, View of Capitol and College Streets, 1970-1976
    000-Block West College Street, 1970-1976
    Alley, 1970-1976
    Close Mansion Interior, 539 S. Gilbert, 1970-1976
    Close Mansion Interior, 539 S. Gilbert, 1970-1976
    Hancher Auditorium, 1970-1976
    Hancher Auditorium, 1970-1976
    Oakland Cemetery, 1970-1976
    Oakland Cemetery, 1970-1976
    Hy-Vee Food Store, 1970-1976
    Kirkwood Avenue, 1970-1976
    Kirkwood Avenue, 1970-1976
    Kirkwood Avenue, 1970-1976
    Kirkwood Avenue, 1970-1976
    House Demolition, 1970-1976
    House Demolition, 1970-1976
    West Branch, Iowa site, 1970-1976
    "Herbie" the Cat, 1970-1976
    East Hall Annex Demolition, 1973
    East Hall Annex Demolition, 1973
    East Hall Annex Demolition, 1973
    East Hall Annex Demolition, 1973
    East Hall Annex Demolition, 1973
    House Relocation, 1970-1976
    House Relocation, 1970-1976
    House Relocation, 1970-1976
    House Relocation, 1970-1976
    House Relocation, 1970-1976
    House Relocation, 1970-1976
    House Relocation, 1970-1976
    House Relocation, 1970-1976
    House Relocation, 1970-1976
    House Relocation, 1970-1976
    House Relocation, 1970-1976
    House Relocation, 1970-1976
    House Relocation, 1970-1976
    House Relocation, 1970-1976
    House Relocation, 1970-1976
    House Relocation, 1970-1976
    House Relocation, 1970-1976
    House Relocation, 1970-1976
    House Relocation, 1970-1976
    House Relocation, 1970-1976
    Construction, 1970-1976
    Construction, 1970-1976
    Construction, 1970-1976
    Pedestrian Mall, 1970-1976
    Pedestrian Mall
    Pedestrian Mall
    Pedestrian Mall
    Pedestrian Mall
    Pedestrian Mall
    Fourth of July Carnival, 1978
    Fourth of July Carnival, 1978
    Fourth of July Carnival, 1978
    Fourth of July Carnival, 1978
    Fourth of July Carnival, 1978
    Fourth of July Carnival, 1978
    Fourth of July Carnival, 1978
    Fourth of July Carnival, 1978
    Fourth of July Carnival, 1978
    Fourth of July Carnival, 1978
    Fourth of July Carnival, 1978
    Fourth of July Carnival, 1978
    Temporary buildings, 1970-1976
    Temporary buildings, 1970-1976
    Temporary buildings, 1970-1976
    Log Cabins, Upper City Park, 1970-1976
    Log Cabins, Upper City Park, 1970-1976
    Wood-burning Stove, City Park, 1970-1976
    Commemorative Plaque, 1970-1976
    Railroad Tracks, 1970-1976
    Railroad Tracks, 1970-1976
    Railroad Tracks, 1970-1976
    125 East College Street, 1970-1976
    125 East College Street, 1970-1976
    Iowa River, 1970-1976
    Iowa River, 1970-1976
    Iowa River, 1970-1976
    Electricity Pole, 1970-1976
    Post Office, 1970-1976
    Post Office, 1970-1976
    Dubuque Street Looking South, 1970-1976
    Iowa Avenue Looking East, 1970-1976
    First Christian Church, Iowa Avenue, 1970-1976
    Pentacrest Buildings, 1970-1976
    Sculpture, 1975
    East Hall Annex
    Unidentified House, 1970-1976
    Unidentified House, 1970-1976
    402 South Linn Street, 1970-1976
    Old Jet, 1970-1976
    Theo Lindley and Wetherby Park, 1970-1976
    Commemorative Plaque, 1970-1976
    College Street House, 1970-1976
    Englert Theatre, 1970-1976
    House on Clinton Street, 1970-1976
    House on Clinton Street, 1970-1976
    House on Clinton Street, 1970-1976
    402 South Linn Street, 1970-1976
    Bethlehem Chapel on Fairchild Street, 1970-1976
    Alpha Phi Sorority House, College Street, 1970-1976
    410 East Market Street, 1970-1976
    219 North Gilbert Street, 1970-1976
    120 East Fairchild Street, 1970-1976
    314 East Church, 1970-1976
    Rubble after a Fire, 1970-1976
    Rubble after a Fire, 1970-1976
    Rubble after a Fire, 1970-1976
    Bremers Fire, 1963
    Bremers Fire, 1963
    Bremers Fire, 1963
    Bremers Fire, 1963
    Bremers Fire, 1963
    Bremers Fire, 1963
    Bremers Fire, 1963
    Bremers Fire, 1963
    Bremers Fire, 1963
    Frozen Water after Fire, 1970
    Frozen Water after Fire, 1970
    Frozen Water after Fire, 1970
    Frozen Water after Fire, 1970
    Frozen Water after Fire, 1970
    Frozen Water after Fire, 1970
    Frozen Water after Fire, 1970
    Frozen Water after Fire, 1970
    Frozen Water after Fire, 1970
    Old City Hall
    Old City Hall
    Riverfront, 1970-1976
    Riverfront, 1970-1976
    Ducks in a Park, 1970-1976
    Ducks in a Park, 1970-1976
    Ducks in a Park, 1970-1976
    Black Hawk Mural, 1975
    Black Hawk Mural, 1975
    Sweeting's Flowers Building Demolition, 1970-1976
    Sweeting's Flowers Building Demolition, 1970-1976
    Odd Fellows Building Demolition, 1970-1976
    City Park Flooding, 1970-1976
    Downtown Iowa City, 1970-1976
    Hancher Auditorium, 1970-1976
    Grant Wood House, 1970-1976
    Grant Wood House, 1970-1976
    Grant Wood House, 1970-1976
    Car Show, 1970-1976
    Car Show, 1970-1976
    Football Game, 1970-1976
    Kinnick Stadium, 1970-1976
    Old Capitol Building, 1970-1976
    Johnson County Courthouse, 1970-1976
    800 N. Van Buren Street, 1970-1976
    Iowa State Bank, 1970-1976
    Christmas Lights, 1970-1976
    Washington Street, 1970-1976
    Post Office Plaque, 1974
    Plaza Centre One Construction, 1975
    618 East Davenport Street, 1970-1976
    402 South Linn Street, 1970-1976
    402 South Linn Street, 1970-1976
    500 East Governor Street, 1970-1976
    Windmill at 500 East Governor Street, 1970-1976
    Window at 500 East Governor Street, 1970-1976
    Detail of a grotto at 500 East Governor Street, 1970-1976
    Wishing Well at 500 South Governor Street, 1970-1976
    One-Room Schoolhouse, 1970-1976
    St. Mary's Church, 1970-1976
    St. Mary's Church, 1970-1976
    Dey House, 1970-1976
    128 Fairchild Street, 1970-1976
    19th Century House, 1970-1976
    19th Century House, 1970-1976
    Blue Mural, 1970-1976
    Blue Mural, 1970-1976
    Blue Mural, 1970-1976
    Blue Mural, 1970-1976
    19th Century House, East Court Street, 1970-1976
    South Clinton Street, 100-Block, 1965
    South Clinton Street, 1980s
    South Clinton Street, 100-Block, 1973
    South Clinton Street, 1980s
    East College Street, 100-Block, 1971
    Corner of Washington and Clinton Streets, 1973
    Old Capitol Mall, East Washington and South Clinton Streets, 1980s
    Clinton and Washington Streets, 1980s
    South Clinton Street, 000-Block, 1980s
    Clinton and Washington Streets, 1970s
    Clinton and Washington Streets, 1980s
    Aerial View of East Washington Street, 1970s
    East Washington Street, 200-Block, 1960s
    East Washington Street, 200-Block, 1986
    South Dubuque Street, 100-Block, 1972
    Pedestrian Mall, South Dubuque Street, 100-Block, 1980s
    Pedestrian Mall, East College Street, 1980s
    South Dubuque Street, 100-Block, 1973
    Pedestrian Mall and Plaza, 1980s
    Pedestrian Mall and Plaza, 1980s
    Sidewalk, South Dubuque Street, 1970s
    Odd Fellows Building, College and Dubuque Streets, 1965
    Plaza Centre One and Fountain, 1980s
    South Dubuque Street, 100-Block, 1965
    Alley, 1972
    Alley, 1980s
    Dubuque and College Streets, 1970s
    Pedestrian Mall and Plaza, Dubuque and College Streets, 1980s
    Fountain at Dubuque and College Streets, Pedestrian Mall, 1986
    East College and South Dubuque Streets, 1965
    College Street, 100-Block, Pedestrian Mall, 1980s
    Pedestrian Mall, East College Street, 1979
    South Clinton Street, 100-Block, 1966
    College and Clinton Streets, 1973
    East College Street, 100-Block, 1970s
    East College Street, 200-Block, 1973
    East College Street, 100-Block, 1965
    East College Street, 200-Block, 1973
    Corner of Dubuque and Washington Streets, 1974
    South Dubuque Street, 000-Block, 1980s
    Corner of Washington and Dubuque Streets, 1970s
    Aerial view of Iowa City, 1977
    Iowa Theatre, 1970s
    East College Street, 100-Block, 1970s
    Black Hawk Mini Park at Dubuque and Washington Streets, 1970's
    Downtown Iowa City, 1973
    Mini Park at Dubuque and Washington Streets, 1974
    Downtown fountain, Pedestrian Mall, 1984
    East Washington Street construction during Urban Renewal, 1975
    Epstein's Books during Urban Renewal, 1973
    Washington Street and Black Hawk Mini Park, 1970s
    Pedestrian Mall and Plaza construction, 1980
    East Court Street, 300-Block, during Urban Renewal, 1972
    Unidentified alley, 1965
    Corner of East Washington and South Dubuque Streets, 1972
    Bivouac Store during Urban Renewal, 1973
    Things & Things & Things, 130 South Clinton Street, 1972
    Unidentified Bathroom, 1972
    Plaza Centre One, 1970s
    East Washington Street, 200-Block, 1972
    South Clinton Street, 000-Block, 1972
    Aerial view of downtown Iowa City, 1972
    Downtown Iowa City, 1970s
    Iowa Avenue, 1972
    Corner of South Clinton and Washington Streets, 1977
    College Street, 200-Block, 1970s
    Court and Linn Streets during Urban Renewal, 1972
    Old Post Office building, Corner of Linn and Washington Streets, 1965
    Old Post Office building, Corner of Linn and Washington Streets, 1931
    Iowa Avenue, 100-Block, 1995
    South Dubuque Street, 600-Block, 1995
    Rocky Rococo, 118 South Dubuque Street, 1985
    South Gilbert Street, 600-Block, 1990s
    East Harrison Street, 300-Block, 1990s
    Aerial view of downtown Iowa City land development, 1970s
    Urban Renewal Final Landuse Plan, 1987
    Proposed Urban Renewal area, 1966