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A receipt for payment to apply to the contract to build cornice at the First Presbyterian Church

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A National Guardsman directs traffic as people try to resume their normal routines.

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A history of the First Presbyterian Church, from 1840-1965, written by Clarence A. Andrews. The booklet covers 125 years of Church history, and includes photos of some of the founding members and pastors of the Church.

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Memorandum of Agreement between First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City and the Austin Organ Company for the purchase and installation of a new Austin Organ, 1934.

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A specification of the new organ for the Church, which details the various stops. The organ is designated as Austin, Op. 1868.

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Letter from BG Austin to WW Mercer of the First Presbyterian Church regarding the receipt of payment and invoice for the new organ.

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The Mill Restaurant Sign damaged after the 2006 F2 tornado.

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Debris and damaged buildings near the Sheraton Iowa City.

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The Intersection of Burlington and Linn Streets, barricaded after the 2006 F2 tornado with damaged buildings in the background.

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Debris on the sidewalk on Burlington Street after the 2006 F2 tornado.

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Tattoo Shop on Burlington Street with dirty windows after the 2006 F2 tornado.

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Damaged car and apartment after the 2006 F2 tornado.

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Damaged car and other debris after 2006 F2 tornado.

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Damaged tree and aparment building on Court Street after 206 F2 tornado.

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Apartments on Court Street damaged after the 2006 F2 tornado.

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Damaged tree on Court Street after 2006 F2 tornado.

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Downed tree on Court Street after 2006 F2 tornado.

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Damaged car and apartment after the 2006 F2 tornado.

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Law Offices on Court Street with broken windows after 2006 F2 tornado.

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House at 706 E. College Street damaged by the 2006 F2 tornado.

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The tornado tore down a cement block wall of a building, crushing an unfortunate nearby vehicle.

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Hotz Street was hit particularly hard by the storm. Many houses, cars, and trees were damaged or destroyed.

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This Iowa City home has been standing for more than 100 years. The F2 storm did not succeed in demolishing it.

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Many automobiles were damaged or destroyed in the storm, including this truck that was crushed by bricks.

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Easter decorations adorn a window. The F2 tornado struck on Holy Thursday.

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Close up of the damaged roof of the Johnson County Courthouse after the2006 F2 tornado.

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“$120. By the 1st June 1869 I promise to pay the trustees of the (north) Presbyterian Church. One hundred and twenty dollars for [unreadable…] after maturity. For pew #14. Joseph Barker. August 14, 1868”

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A letter from Guy Barnes detailing the McCready family. It mentions James M. McCready and Sarah McCready, who were early members of the Church in Iowa City. It also mentions Almon Barnes, who was ruling elder in the First Presbyterian Church in Scott…

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Letter from R.J. Bennett of the Bennet Organ Company to Roy C. Aurner of Iowa City regarding progress on getting an organ for the church.

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Burlington Street Looking North onto Clinton Street after the 2006 F2 tornado.

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Apartments and Businesses on the corner of Burlington and Gilbert Streets damaged by the 2006 F2 tornado

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The F2 tornado crashed through College Green Park, stripping limbs, splitting trunks, and uprooting decades-old trees from the ground.

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Johnson County Courthouse with roof damage after the 2006 F2 tornado.

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Letter from University of Iowa President Willard Boyd to Lyle Duncan about whether the University wished to purchase the church building

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Letter from University of Iowa President Willard (Sandy) Boyd to members of First Presbyterian Church regarding the University potentially purchasing the church building

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Letter from University of Iowa President Willard (Sandy) Boyd to church leadership, offering to purchase church building
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