The Secrest Octagon Barn is an historic octagonal barn which is located near Downey, Johnson County, Iowa. The barn was constructed in 1883 by George Frank Longerbean, an untrained builder, for Joshua Hunt Secrest, a local farmer.
On November 5, 1974, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
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Rusty the Giant Sloth makes his home at the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History, and delights visitors of all ages by teaching us about life in Iowa during the Ice Age.
Plum Grove was the home of Iowa’s first Territorial Governor, Robert Lucas and his wife Friendly. The seven-room Greek Revival home constructed in 1844 was originally part of the Lucas family’s 360 acre farm just southeast of Iowa City.
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The University of Iowa Pentacrest Museum is the overarching organization maintaining the Old Capitol Museum and the UI Museum of Natural History