John Francis Rague

John Francis Rague

Scotch Plains, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Death 24 Sep 1877 (aged 78)
Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA
Burial Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 83767496 · View Source
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Mid-19th Century Architect. He designed and built the 1837 Old Capitol of Illinois and the 1840 Territorial Capitol of Iowa. He was born March 24, 1799 in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, he studied under Minard Lafever in New York, and moved to Springfield, Illinois in 1831. While there he designed both the Illinois and Iowa capitol buildings, and became a close friend of Abraham Lincoln. He moved to Dubuque, Iowa in 1854, where he designed a number of buildings, including the city hall, central market house, and jail.

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Born Scotch Plains
MARCH 21, 1799
DIED SEPT. 24, 1877
AGED 78 Y'RS. & 6 Mo's



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