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This Old Statehouse: Timeline

posted on April 6, 2001 at 5:14 PM

1846
Iowa becomes a state
1857
Des Moines named capital city
1858
Old Brick Capitol completed
1865
Civil War ends
1868
Construction legislation proposed
1871
First cornerstone laid (November 23)
1873
Second and permanent cornerstone laid
Des Moines' population reaches 10,000
1886
Exterior completion ceremony (July 4)
1904
Fire destroys House chamber (January 4)
1907
Legislature declares building completed (July 1)
1976
Restoration painting begins
1981
Preliminary exterior restoration studies begin
1983
First stone replaced
2001
Exterior restoration completion ceremony (April 20)
2015
Estimated completion of interior restoration

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