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The Jefferson Building is located at 129 East Washington Street. It was built in 1913. In 1928, after this image was made, an additional two stories were built onto this building. Postcard sent from Mary Stemm to Emma Marolf, postmarked 1918. …

Street view and aerial view of Martini's and the Union Bar (121 East College)
The Mill had to replace its signs and doors after being hit by the 2006 F2 tornado.
Nikki Becklinger, Thalia Sutton, and John Paul Hornbeck pose near College Green Park.
Savation Army truck, downed power lines, uprooted trees
The F2 tornado crashed through College Green Park, stripping limbs, splitting trunks, and uprooting decades-old trees from the ground.
The storm's 155 mph winds drove wood beams through the wall of this building. Present-day Capitol House Apartments.
The tornado tore down a cement block wall of a building, crushing an unfortunate nearby vehicle.
The uprooted tree grazes the bricks of the Christian Science Church on East College Street.
Low-profile government buildings were not immune to the effects of the high winds. Downtown parking ramps and the Iowa City Public Library are among the government buildings that sustained damage.
Traffic circle at Washington and Summit streets. Downed power lines explain the blackout.
A National Guardsman directs traffic as people try to resume their normal routines.
The F2 tornado caused the Gilbert Street Happy Joe's to shut down permanently. A Quad City Times article from 2007 reported the owner, John Danneman, ran his business at 102 2nd Street Coralville, the pizza parlour's current home. That article also…
Power lines, trees, and other debris create a barricade on South Governor Street.
A detached garage suffers complete wreckage near Hotz Avenue.
Hotz Street was hit particularly hard by the storm. Many houses, cars, and trees were damaged or destroyed.
Many people took photos of these apartments, battered by the storm.
Piles of downed trees and other debris line Iowa Avenue.
The Red Cross offered disaster relief services after the storm.
Houses and buildings were severely damaged along Iowa Avenue. Large trees, downed power lines, and other debris littered the ground.
This Iowa City home has been standing for more than 100 years. The F2 storm did not succeed in demolishing it.
Many automobiles were damaged or destroyed in the storm, including this truck that was crushed by bricks.
Pink insulation litters the street.
The 155-mph winds bent this rain gutter around the trunk of this small tree.
"Dorothy," the tornado sculpture at the Dubuque Street entrance of the pedestrian mall, was not damaged by the storm. The sculpture was created by Justine Zimmer.
A car landed in Ralston Creek, near Governor Street. Someone jokingly put a "for sale" sign in the window.
Little red plastic spoons from Dairy Queen kept popping up around town.
Dairy Queen at 526 South Riverside Drive experienced heavy damage from 2006 the tornado.
Henry Hartwig founded this automobile dealer in 1910 in Clutier, Iowa. He relocated the business to Iowa City's Riverside Drive in 1961. The family sold the business to Deery Brothers in 2007. The location of Hartwig Motors falls within the 500-year…
The destruction at the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority House produced some of the most iconic imagery demonstrating the destructiveness of the tornado. The images of the bunk beds shown clearly, after a wall had been torn clean off, inspired many to call it…
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