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More From Ola Babcock Miller

The Ola Babcock Miller Building is the current home of the Iowa Department of Library Services. It is perhaps better known as "the old historical building" by local residents. Either way, the restored interior is a really cool place to photograph.


I posted this vertirama earlier of the dome, center atrium and interior of the Library. This is the original file of the dome that I used to make that image. I just loved the incredible light, stained glass details and cool architecture.


For those of you wondering, Ola Babcock Miller's contributions to the state were significant and play an important role in our lives yet today. Ola Miller served as Iowa's first female secretary of state from 1933-1937, and is perhaps better known as the "mother" of the Iowa Highway Patrol. She was a big figure in the 1920's suffrage movement,


When Ola got elected as Secretary of State, she almost single-handedly pushed the idea of a Highway Patrol. Her efforts got results immediate results. Between 1933 and 1934, deaths decreased by 69, accidents by 3372 and injuries by 3731, which was almost a 15% decline. At the same time, the nation's death and accident toll increased 17%.


This was shot with a Canon 7d and 15-85


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Taken on December 30, 2011