From the street, the dome looks like the crown on a state capitol.
The stately academic building that sits on the south bluff above Rock Island's 7th Avenue is a landmark in the city and and a treasure to alumni, faculty and staff. Regarded as a monument to the aspirations and achievements of Augie's Swedish founders, Old Main has a presence that can be felt by simply driving past.
And, the closer you get, the more powerful the presence.
• Read more at QCTimes.com as a reporter and photographer climb up to the dome of Old Main and take in the view.