In the distance is the Iowa Capitol and Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument. The Allison Monument is to the east of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, but is hidden by the hill. This photo was taken down near the railroad tracks.
This photo shows the back of the Ola Babcock Miller Building (formerly the Historical Building) in 2010 hidden by the the Vocational Rehabilitation Building facing Des Moines Street. This building replaces a house that was torn down.