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Iowa City in Johnson County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Old Dental Building

University of Iowa Sesquicentennial

 
 
Old Dental Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 26, 2021
1. Old Dental Building Marker
Inscription.  
Part of the university’s medical department since 1870, dentistry was granted department status in 1882, becoming the first dentistry program established west of the Mississippi River. A dozen years later, the Dental Building was erected on this site to house Iowa’s dental school, which was located here until 1916. In 1975, Old Dental was razed, thus removing the last extraneous building from the Pentacrest.

A gift from The University of Iowa Alumni Association

 
Erected by University of Iowa Alumni Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1882.
 
Location. 41° 39.728′ N, 91° 32.165′ W. Marker is in Iowa City, Iowa, in Johnson County. Marker can be reached from West Jefferson Street just east of North Madison Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located beside the walkway near the northwest corner of Macbride Hall (the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History). Touch for map.
Old Dental Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 26, 2021
2. Old Dental Building Marker
(Macbride Hall/University of Iowa Museum of Natural History in background)
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 North Clinton Street, Iowa City IA 52240, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memorium (within shouting distance of this marker); The First State University to Admit Women on an Equal Basis with Men (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Capitol (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Stone Capitol (about 300 feet away); Schaeffer Hall (about 500 feet away); Old Brick (about 700 feet away); Site of World's First Educational Television Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Mary's Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Iowa City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Old Gold: Old Dental, the final extraction.
Old Dental was the second home of the College of Dentistry, designed to accommodate a program that was attracting a rapidly growing enrollment in the late 19th century. It was situated immediately north of Old Capitol at the corner of Capitol and Jefferson, a three-story brick and wooden structure that had already reached capacity when its doors opened for classes in 1895.
(Submitted on March 23, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. University of Iowa College of Dentistry.
University of Iowa College of Dentistry was established in 1882. It is
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the third oldest surviving dental school west of the Mississippi River. It is the only dental school in Iowa and is one of only two dental colleges in the United States to offer all the American Dental Association (ADA) accredited dental specialty training programs.
(Submitted on March 23, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Students in Dental Clinic, Old Dental Building, The University of Iowa, 1904. (University of Iowa Archives photograph) (Submitted on March 23, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Mar. 23, 2023