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A list of people who pledged to pay money for a bell for the North Presbyterian Church. The North Presbyterian Church was the First Presbyterian Church, and was located where Old Brick is. The church building that stood in 1855 was destroyed by fire…

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George Gibbs, writing as Secretary to the President of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, responds to a previous letter from Walter Davis inquiring about the possibility of the First Presbyterian Church’s missing bell being in possession…

fpc_1851-018.pdf
Response by the President and the Board of Trustees of the First Presbyterian Church to the Bill of Complaint brought by Rev. Michael Hummer.

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Cross Bill filed by the Board of Trustees, in response to Rev. Hummer’s Bill of Complaint against them. The Cross Bill has several questions that the Board compels the Court to have Rev. Hummer address, and also asks the Court to rule against Rev.…

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Minutes from March 20, 1923, meeting between Iowa State University Department Presbyterian Board of Education, First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City board, and Sessions of this church

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A warranty obligation created by Sheets & Adams, binding them to the Board of Trustees for $1500 (or the cost of damages) if they do not fulfill their contract for the spire. Signed Sheets & Adams; Jos. [illegible]; Mortimer Ryan; R M…

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Receipt to apply to contract to build spire for First Presbyterian Church.

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Letter from church members to Ned Yoder, Chairman of the Strategy Committee Southeast Iowa Presbytery of the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, requesting “cooling off” period in the discussions about tearing down the…

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Interior of the roof support structure. The bell-shaped roof of this structure is very unique for a barn construction. Eight laminated ribs provide the main support for this structure. The beams connect all the way up to the barn’s cupola in the…

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Interior of the roof support structure. The bell-shaped roof of this structure is very unique for a barn construction. Eight laminated ribs provide the main support for this structure. The beams connect all the way up to the barn’s cupola in the…

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Interior of the roof support structure. The bell-shaped roof of this structure is very unique for a barn construction. Eight laminated ribs provide the main support for this structure. The beams connect all the way up to the barn’s cupola in the…

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Interior of the roof support structure. The bell-shaped roof of this structure is very unique for a barn construction. Eight laminated ribs provide the main support for this structure. The beams connect all the way up to the barn’s cupola in the…

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Interior of main barn area. This barn was constructed by Frank Longerbeam in 1883 for Joshua Secrest, a farmer and the owner of the property. It was built to house livestock and store hay and straw. The barn’s structure is quite unusually…

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Interior of the roof of the side-gabled shed, which was added onto the octagonal barn. The purpose of this shed was to provide more storage as well as feeding stalls for the farm’s livestock. Built in 1883. Restored by Rich Tyler.

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Farm tool storage area. Built in 1883. Restored by Rich Tyler.

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Middle level of the barn. Much work has been done recently on its restoration. Many of the rooms on this level were likely used for storage. Built in 1883. Restored by Rich Tyler.

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Beams in the ceiling of the barn’s middle level. Built in 1883. Restored by Rich Tyler.

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View out the window inside a storage area located in the west side of the barn. Built in 1883. Restored by Rich Tyler.

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Interior of a storage area located in the west side of the barn. Built in 1883. Restored by Rich Tyler.

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View out of the window inside a storage area located in the west side of the barn. Built in 1883. Restored by Rich Tyler.

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Interior of a storage area located in the west side of the barn. Built in 1883. Restored by Rich Tyler.

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Close-up of the cupola, originally used for the ventilation of the barn. The interior of the cupola is accessible by a suspended internal stairway. Built in 1883. Restored by Rich Tyler.

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The structure of the barn contains three levels and measures 75 feet high with a diameter of 80 feet. It was built to house livestock and store hay and straw. Built in 1883. Restored by Rich Tyler.

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The structure of the barn contains three levels and measures 75 feet high with a diameter of 80 feet. It was built to house livestock and store hay and straw. Built in 1883. Restored by Rich Tyler.

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Exterior view of the barn’s side-gabled shed. The purpose of this shed was to provide more storage as well as feeding stalls for the farm’s livestock. Built in 1883. Restored by Rich Tyler.

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Close-up exterior view of the Secrest octagonal barn. Built in 1883. Restored by Rich Tyler.

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Close-up exterior view of the barn and its attached side-gabled shed. Built in 1883. Restored by Rich Tyler.

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Close-up exterior view of the barn's attached side-gabled shed. Built in 1883. Restored by Rich Tyler.

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A different exterior view of the barn’s attached shed. Exterior view of the entire barn and its unique bell-shaped roof. Built in 1883. Restored by Rich Tyler.

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Interiors of the barn’s attached shed. The purpose of this shed was to provide more storage as well as feeding stalls for the farm’s livestock. Built in 1883. Restored by Rich Tyler.

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Interiors of the barn’s attached shed. The purpose of this shed was to provide more storage as well as feeding stalls for the farm’s livestock. Built in 1883. Restored by Rich Tyler.

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Interiors of the barn’s attached shed. The purpose of this shed was to provide more storage as well as feeding stalls for the farm’s livestock. Built in 1883. Restored by Rich Tyler.

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Entrance to the main part of the octagonal barn. Built in 1883. Restored by Rich Tyler.

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1987 Silver Century Fundraising Gala invitation

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Gladys Benz at the 1987 "speakeasy" gala

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John and Ellen Buchanan arrive at the 1987 Silver Century fundraiser "speakeasy" gala.

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Anne Feddersen (left), Beth Daly (center) and Michael Cavitt arriv at the 1987 Silver Centy "speakeasy" gala.

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Ann Feddersen arrives at the Silver Century Gala.
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