State Capitol, Des Moines, Iowa

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Looking east at the Iowa State Capitol building which was completed in 1886 at a cost of $3,296,256, and, and at the time, was the only five-domed capitol in the country. The Buffalo Head Drinking Fountain in front was made for drinking--for horses as well as humans and Alexander Doyle, designer of the Great Seal tablet, designed this fountain as well, for $500. the Pioneers of the Territory monument (1892) designed and completed by Karl Gerhardt for a cost of $4,500 is behind the fountain and the Weidenmann Project's Centennial Fountain behind the Pioneers monument was designed by architect John Weidenmann of New York City and completed in 1892. The capitol building is located at 1007 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Number 65676. Series 410-D-1.