The University of Iowa

Historical Marker Program

Historical Marker Program

About

The University of Iowa and its campus have a rich history. For more than 150 years the University has responded to growth in enrollment, changes in educational priorities and practices, fires and disasters, and changing educational values. Despite profound change, its history remains in many of the campus sites and historic buildings that have been preserved, maintained and renovated for new purposes.

The historical marker master plan will help to create an identifiable system recognizable to the University community and its visitors. The program currently contains three historical sites: Hubbard Park, the Iowa Memorial Union, and the IMU Pedestrian Bridge and Fountain.

Goals

The program has three primary components:

  1. Create an overarching historical marker look and feel that unifies the entire system.
  2. Establish an appreciation for the University’s historical development and the place it holds in the history of the Iowa and the nation.
  3. Heighten public awareness of the historic and architecturally significant aspects of the University campus as well as individual buildings, structures, sites, and objects by drawing attention to important people, events and developments.

 

Historical Marker Sign Map and Locations

For a map of University of Iowa Historical Marker locations on campus, click here.

Hubbard park historical marker sign
Hubbard Park

Located off Madison St. in the northeast corner of Hubbard Park.

 

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IMU historical marker sign
Iowa Memorial Union

The signage is wall mounted and located on the south wall in the North Lobby of the Iowa Memorial Union at 125 North Madison Street, Iowa City, Iowa. The signage is wall-mounted, in the northwest corner of the building.

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IMU footbridge historical sign
Iowa Memorial Footbridge

Located on the southeast side of the pedestrian bridge, just to the northwest of the IMU.

 

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