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

View of the Administration Building, now known as Old Main, at Drake University. Drake University was founded in 1881. The architectural style is High Victorian Gothic. Old Main is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

View of the Administration Building, now known as Old Main, at Drake University. Drake University was founded in 1881. The architectural style is High Victorian Gothic. Old Main is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

This is a view looking northwest towards Science Hall at Drake University. Science Hall sat on University Avenue, near 28th street. It was built in 1893 and was known as Alumni Hall, Science Hall, and finally Sage Hall. The observation tower held …

This house on E. 9th Street was built in 1913 and is still standing. It was the home of E. R. Engelbeck and his wife Lucy. Mr. Engelbeck was the manager of J H Queal & Co.

This house on 9th street was built in 1903 and is still standing. Mr. Carpenter was the president of the Federal Bridge Co.

This house on 9th street was built in 1903 and is still standing. Mr. Carpenter was the president of the Federal Bridge Co.

This was the home of Earl A. Lewis. The location of this house is unclear. The house number above the door reads 2938. Mr. Lewis was the Vice President of U.S. Auto Insurance Company, and Secretary of the American Banker Securities Co.

East High School was established in 1861. Due to increased enrollment, it moved three times. It moved to its present location in 1911.

This house on Forest Avenue was the home of W. A. Rutledge and his wife Jessie May. Mr. Rutledge was the secretary of Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company. The house still stands at 34th St. and Forest Ave.

This house on Forest Drive was built in 1884 and is still standing. It was home to Mr. Cummins and his wife Ida. A. B. Cummins was one of the original faculty of the Drake University College of Law. He was governor of Iowa from 1902 - 1908. He went…