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Today...the same site (below) appears like this. The composite of two photographs reveals a big change in the last half-century. Some buildings remain that appear in the earlier picture, but they have undergone extensive remodeling. note how…

Council Bluffs Changing Scene: This panoramic view at Main St. and Broadway (right) appears on a double postal card, published about 1900. The photo obviously was made with an old-fashioned camera that revolved to cover more than the 90-degree…

Today...shows many changes in the last 50 years. The only building that remains in the original row is Beno's. And it has had a face lifting., The Wickham building takes in the other three structures that appeared in the old picture. A new front…

Today...the same block has a complete change in buildings. The City National Bank Building, and Beno's Store at left, demonstrate the modern trend in business buildings. The Dixie Shops and Buck's Booterie occupy the other two buildings.

The common wall joining the First National Bank and the Beno building on West Broadway has become a $13,000 stumbling block in proposed demolition of the long-vacant Beno, Wickham, and Kresge buildings. Mayor Tom Hanafan said he would veto a…

Beno/Wickham Bldg.
Scott St & Broadway
See also: downtown redevelopment 3

Main & Broadway.tif
Photograph of corner of Main St. and Broadway. Beno's and Buck's Shoes.

Beno's Department Store building is shown during better times in the 1966 photo. The building has been ordered sold at a sheriff's auction.

Corner (Scott St. and Broadway) of Beno/Wickham Building; doors and windows boarded up
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