Browse Items (214 total) for Des Moines University Historic Photograph Collection

View looking northeast along the Raccoon River from South Park. Note the State Capitol in the background. South Park was renamed Donald MacRae Park.

View looking northwest along the Raccoon River from South Park. South Park was renamed Donald MacRae Park.

This view looking south across the Raccoon River was taken from the residence of Jno. A. Elliott on Terrace Drive. Tracks of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railway Company are visible.

This house on Ridge Road was built in 1904 and is still standing. It was the home of D.W. Corley. Mr. Corley was the agency director of New York Life Insurance Company.

This house on Ridge Road was built in 1912 and is still standing. It was home of Dr. Walter L. Bierring and his wife Sadie. Dr. Bierrring was a professor of Theory of Medicine at Drake University from 1910-14. He served as president of the Iowa State…

This view looks south down Sixth Avenue from Locust Street. Automobiles, trolley cars and horse drawn carriages all crowd the road. On the right are housed Higgin’s Pharmacy, the State Insurance Company and Boston Market. Beyond that is Utica…

The cornerstone of the Capitol Building was laid on November 23, 1871. The building was completed in 1886. Unfortunately, there was no money left in the budget to finish the decorative painting of the interior of the building. In 1904 a fire broke…

The cornerstone of the Capitol Building was laid on November 23, 1871. The building was completed in 1886. Unfortunately, there was no money left in the budget to finish the decorative painting of the interior of the building. In 1904 a fire broke…

This house on Terrace Drive was built in 1907 and is still standing. It was the home of Jno. A. Elliott. Mr. Elliott was the president of Commercial Savings Bank.

Unknown view from Union Park. The land purchase for Union Park was made in 1894.