Childs Hall (1955)


Childs Hall (1955)
Courtesy of Des Moines Public Library


The photograph above was taken of Childs Hall in March of 1955. This was the final building to be razed due to an agreement between the remaining Lawsonomists and the developer so the Lawsonomists could find other housing.


Des Moines University Room (2017)

After the riots, what was left of the archives of Highland Park College and Des Moines University were shipped off to Sioux Falls College which later changed its name to University of Sioux Falls.

I want to thank Chris Bechtel with sharing a photo marker at University of Sioux Falls. Chris’s dad was a leading representative of DMU’s alumni.

Thanks again, Chris.

Chris Bechtel
Photo courtesy of Chris Bechtel