Building List of Famous Iowa City Buildings & Structures

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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Iowa City skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Iowa City architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Iowa City are included on this list. Information about these Iowa City buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Iowa City and older historic landmarks.

Use every item on this list for yours, from Johnson County Courthouse to Letovsky-Rohret House.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Iowa City?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Iowa City. Famous architectural houses within the city of Iowa City are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
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Bethel AME Church is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Iowa City Buildings & Structures
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The Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Iowa City, Iowa was built in 1868 to serve a predominantly African-American congregation. Originally called Zion AME, Bethel is one of Iowa City's oldest frame houses and the oldest surviving structure associated with African Americans in Iowa City. ...more

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City/Town: Iowa City, Iowa, USA

Opened: Jan 01 1868

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Bohumil Shimek House


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City/Town: Iowa City, Iowa, USA

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Chicago, Rock Island and Pacif... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Iowa City Buildings & Structures
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Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Passenger Station


The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Passenger Station was built in 1898 for passenger use; it was the third depot in Iowa City, Iowa. It primarily served the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, including its Corn Belt Rocket and Rocky Mountain Rocket passenger lines. After the 1950s ...more

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City/Town: Iowa City, Iowa, USA

Opened: Jan 01 1898

Style: Romanesque architecture

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Close House is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Iowa City Buildings & Structures
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Close House


The Close Mansion also known as the Close House, was built in 1874 at a cost of around $15,000 was one of the great mansions of Iowa City, Iowa and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The mansion is located at the corner of Gilbert and Bowery in Iowa City. The Close family was ...more

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City/Town: Iowa City, Iowa, USA

Opened: Jan 01 1874

Style: Italianate architecture

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Congregational Church of Iowa City


Congregational United Church of Christ is located in the downtown area of Iowa City, Iowa, United States and the campus of the University of Iowa. The congregation was organized in 1856 and the church building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. ...more

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City/Town: Iowa City, Iowa, USA

Style: Gothic architecture

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Iowa Old Capitol Building is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Iowa City Buildings & Structures
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Iowa Old Capitol Building


The Iowa Old Capitol Building is located in Iowa City, Iowa, United States. It was once the main government building for the state of Iowa, and it now stands as the most prominent landmark at the center of the University of Iowa's campus. It is a U.S. National Historic Landmark, and was depicted on ...more

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City/Town: Iowa City, Iowa, USA

Style: Greek Revival

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Johnson County Courthouse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Iowa City Buildings & Structures
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The Johnson County Courthouse in Iowa City, Iowa, the county seat of Johnson County, Iowa, was completed in 1901; it was the second courthouse to stand at this location. It is notable for its fine sandstone exterior carvings and interior stained glass domes. Its slate roof was damaged in the 2006 ...more

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City/Town: Iowa City, Iowa, USA

Opened: Jan 01 1901

Style: Romanesque architecture, Shingle style architecture

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Kirkwood House


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City/Town: Iowa City, Iowa, USA

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