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Old Main fire 1900

Old Main fire 1900

Title

Old Main fire 1900

Description

Old Main on fire at 6:30 am on the December day in 1900 that the first fire occurred. The building appears to be completely engulfed in flames, although it is only the North Wing that was damaged.
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.275-6-7

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
16.7 x 10.8 cm

Type

Still Image (color)
Image

Identifier

4-8-I.OldMain.275-6-7
http://cdm16001.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15031coll15/id/218