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Off Limits team explores Old Main's dome

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 as a reporter and photographer climb up to the dome of Old Main and take in the view.

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