Iowa City, Johnson County, and Eastern Iowa history, as seen through the eyes of postage stamps, postcards, letters, coins, books, and other collectibles.
Our Iowa Heritage: Old Stone Capitol.
In closing, what can we say?
The Old Stone Capitol has stood at the center of Iowa City since 1840. It’s the iconic symbol of The University of Iowa, my alma mater, and for me personally, the center of my Iowa heritage. My great, great grandfather and grandmother, Jacob B. and Catharine Boller undoubtedly saw the Stone Capitol at the top of the hill when they arrived in Johnson County, Iowa in 1853. I make every effort to swing by it every time I go back home to Iowa City as well. That’s nearly 170 years of Boller family history. May this building always remain a focal point for the Boller family going forward.
Enjoy this collection of some of the pictures & artwork we’ve used throughout this series, all focused on the Old Stone Capitol in Iowa City.