Iowa City Public Library DHP

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Wall surrounding ICPL construction site, "A new public library for everybody."

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Wall surrounding ICPL construction site, "A new public library for everybody."

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Wall surrounding ICPL construction site, "A new public library for everybody."

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Wall surrounding ICPL construction site, "A new public library for everybody."

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Wall surrounding ICPL construction site, "Come on in."

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"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.

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Wall surrounding ICPL construction site, "Feed me."

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Wall surrounding ICPL construction site. Sign- Linn Street & Library Entrance

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Wall surrounding ICPL construction site, "Los Libros."

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Wall surrounding construction site, "There is no frigate like a book to take us..."

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Wall surrounding ICPL construction site, "To downtown, to fountain, to Library."

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Wall surrounding ICPL construction site, "To downtown, to fountain, to Library."

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Wall surrounding ICPL construction site, "We are open."

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Wall (with signs) surrounding ICPL construction site (library entrance).

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Dairy Queen at 526 South Riverside Drive experienced heavy damage from 2006 the tornado.

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Future site of parking ramp downtown. Businesses pictured on South Dubuque Street 100-Block: J.C. Penney's, Iowa movie theatre, Piper's Candies, Blackstone Beauty Salon. Slide printed March 1972.

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Alley Downtown, slide printed March 1972

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Alley behind Plaza Centre One, downtown Iowa City.

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Audience at ICPL groundbreaking ceremony

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Temporary building constructed on South Clinton Street during Urban Renewal. Slide printed July 1973.

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An addition of 14,000 square-feet was built onto the Carnegie building and dedicated on Sunday, November 10, 1963. The need for more library space was primarily attributed to an increased population and a record-breaking amount of library…

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After more than two years of construction the doors opened to the new building June 12, 2004. The current ICPL location is an expansion and renovation of the 1981 building, its current space nearly double that of the original. A successful November…

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Workers undergoing excavation work on Iowa City's Carnegie Library, which began construction in the summer of 1903. The Carnegie Library at 212 South Linn Street opened its doors on Thursday, October 27, 1904. Funds for the construction of this…

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Workers building Iowa City's Carnegie Library, which began construction in the summer of 1903. The Carnegie Library at 212 South Linn Street opened its doors on Thursday, October 27, 1904. Funds for the construction of this building were provided by…

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Burlington Street Bridge looking East after the 2006 F2 tornado.

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Burlington Street looking East after the 2006 F2 tornado.

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Businesses along the 300 Block of Burlington Street, damaged from the 2006 F2 tornado.

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The first ICPL was on the second floor of the C.O.D. Steam Laundry building at 211 Iowa Ave. opening its doors on Thursday January 21, 1897. The library initially employed one librarian and held a total of 1,300 books. Public outcry for more…

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The second location for the ICPL was at 212 East College Street in the Cannon & Pratt building opening in June of 1901. Today most of this site is occupied by the present public library building. While rent at this new location was an additional…
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