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|Iowa Capitol Brick
Own a piece of the Iowa Capitol. This is a chance to purchase a brick salvaged from the Iowa Capitol dome restoration work. The proceeds from its sale go to the Iowa State Capitol Monument Conservation Fund and will be used to maintain and restore the Capitol grounds monuments.
You will receive:
• An original Iowa Capitol dome brick.
• A Certificate of Authenticity presented by the Iowa Capitol Planning Commission.
• A large, heavy, high-quality bronze medallion, with the sequential number of your brick.
This brick dates from the original Iowa Capitol dome construction in 1880 and 1881. The Iowa Capitol dome is one of the largest gilded domes in the United States. It is 80 feet in diameter at its base and rises to a height of 275 feet. The dome is constructed of vertical iron ribs with infill of brick vaulting.
By November 1881, the main dome was complete except for the painting and gilding. The hemispherical part of the dome weighs 487,000 pounds. The dome wall consists of 667,525 bricks. Approximately 12,000 bricks are being removed and replaced due to moisture damage. The brick you purchase is one of approximately 1,000 bricks that could be salvaged.
Please note this item begins shipping in March. Ordering online includes a $15 shipping and handling fee. The bricks are also available for $100 from the Capitol Gift Shop located on the ground floor of the Capitol.