Original Plat of Iowa City

The First Plat Of Iowa City. 

The plat is east of the Iowa River with blocks 320 feet square and lots within the blocks at 80' x 150'.  The right-of-way for Iowa Avenue is 120', for Washington-Jefferson-Capitol-Clinton-Madison Streets 100', other streets 80' wide, and alleys are 20' wide.  Note also the "Promenade" along the Iowa River west of the "Capitol Square" and the Lumber Yard and Dillon's Island in the vicinity of the current Iowa Advanced Technologies Laboratory building.

Last Updated: Monday, November 24, 2003
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