Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
State Library of Iowa

Old Main fire 1900

Old Main fire 1900

Title

Old Main fire 1900

Description

A rear view of the remains of Old Main following the first fire in December 1900. Room contents are scattered about the ground close to the building. A photographer is on the right of the scene with his back to the camera.
Old Main was constructed between 1864-1868, and served as the main college building for Iowa State. It housed classrooms, the library, chapel, museums, dining halls, and was the residence for faculty and students. It burned in 1900, and the remaining parts of the building were completely destroyed by a second fire in 1902.

Creator

Iowa State University

Source

4-8-I.OldMain.275-6-6

Publisher

Iowa State University Library Special Collections; http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/index.html

Date

1900
2005-07-29

Rights

U.S. and international copyright laws protect this digital image. Commercial use or distribution of the image is not permitted without prior permission of the copyright holder. For permission to use the digital image, please contact Iowa State University Library, Special Collections archives@iastate.edu For reproductions see: http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/services/photfees.html

Relation

University Photographs; http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/collections/images.html

Format

Photograph
12.1 x 9.5 cm

Type

Still Image (color)
Image

Identifier

4-8-I.OldMain.275-6-6
http://cdm16001.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15031coll15/id/217