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  • Tags: Broadway and Glen Avenue

Today...the scene has changed considerably. The Hinky Dinky supermarket now occupies the site where the Platner home stood 70 years ago. Before the store took possession, the corner was occupied by the Woodward Candy Factory. At center right is…

Council Bluffs Changing Scene: This is how Glen Avenue looked from Broadway in 1888. On the Broadway corner, left, is the home of Ira Platner. Other homes are barely visible on up the hill. This fine old picture was loaned by Mrs. V. P. Laustrup,…

Today...motor vehicles replace the horse-drawn rigs. And instead of hitching posts, Broadway is well lined with parking meters. Most of the buildings in the old photo have been remodeled or replaced within the last 50 years.

Council Bluffs Changing Scene--This is how Broadway, looking west from Glen Avenue, appears on a postcard dated 1907. Traffic was no problem, and hitching posts stood in front of each store building. This card came from Harry Neill, 721 S. 6th St.

Today...the same corner has been revamped, with part of the original building now housing a super market, with parking lot in front. All the building which had occupied Broadway frontage has been removed.
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