Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil Archives


Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil Archives


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The patient pooch on the doorstep should give a clue to the goings on inside this 67-year-old building. It's a school and class is in session. Fancy masonry work and the circular window should ring a familiar bell for hundreds of former students. Can…

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This striking church front, with its stately columns and classical Georgian architecture, has been admired by thousands of impressed viewers. Can you identify the building?

Answer: First Church of Christ Scientist, 106 Washington Ave.

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This is the main entrance to one of the city's most attractive churches. The vine covered stone structure has won the admiration of persons of all denominations. Can you identify it?

Answer: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Frank St. and Perrin Ave.

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A lot of Missouri River water has gone under this bridge and a lot of railroad trains have crossed over since it was completed in 1904. But it still ranks as one of the longest of its type in the world. Can you identify this span?

Answer: The…

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A touch of the architecture suitable for the home of nobility is this tower on a commercial structure in the south side of Council Bluffs. Have you noticed it before?

Answer: The tower on the Rock Island-Milwaukee Railroad depot, Sixteenth Ave.…

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Railroad yards and equipment, under a backdrop of bluffs for which Council Bluffs was named, and framed by a signal structure. Can you tell where the picture was made?

Answer: The photo was made from the east approach to the Missouri River bridge…

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For years this scenic setting on a bluff north of Council Bluffs, commemorates an early milestone in the development of the West. Recognize it:

Answer: The Lewis and Clark monument overlooking the Missouri River valley on Rainbow Point.

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Since 1924, this clock and the building that supports it have carried on a proud tradition dating back to the early days of education in Council Bluffs. Can you identify the location?

Answer: The clock rests above the entrance to Bloomer School,…

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This famous old steeple and clock would be quickly identified if the entire building were visible. It should be familiar to everyone in Council Bluffs and a good sized share of the nation's tourists. Can you identify it?

Answer: Broadway Methodist…

Council Bluffs Schools Board and General File 1
Franklin Pierce School building, looking east

Council Bluffs Schools--Board and General  File 1
James McMillen School building at 16th Street and Eighth Avenue, looking southwest

Know Your Scenes:
For 74 years, Justice has been standing triumphant, scale in hand, watching the passing scene across the city. Can you identify the observation point? Here's a hint: This picture was taken with a telephoto lens.

Answer: The statue stands on top of…

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A hearty, rugged band of travelers inspired this monumental cluster of boulders. The hefty stones commemorate one of the epic stories of the frontier west. Can you identify the marker?

Answer: The Mormon monument in Bayliss Park, erected by the…

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This bronze tinted bird with the fancy sun visor puts on a colorful nighttime exhibition each summer in Council Bluffs without leaving his time worn perch. Where is it?

Answer: The fountain in Bayliss Park.

Know Your Scenes In Council Bluffs:
This imposing monument commemorates the heroism of an early Council Bluffs resident who met his death on a Civil War battlefield. It was erected in 1902 by "his comrades and school children of Council Bluffs."

Answer: The Col. William H. Kinsman…

Know Your Scenes In Council Bluffs:
This remarkable steeple is considered one of the more authentic examples of Gothic architecture in town. The steeple and church were erected in 1931 to serve a congregation organized nearly 80 years ago. Where is it?

Answer: St. Paul's Lutheran…

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A famous man once stood at this spot and reached a decision that changed the future of the city. This location has since become one of the top local attractions for sightseers. Can you identify the monument?

Answer: The Lincoln monument on…

Knoke, George J.
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