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  • Tags: Fifth Avenue and Pearl Street

Today...the present Courthouse, built in 1885, stands on the same ground at Fifth Ave. and Pearl St. It has undergone extensive changes in its 73-year history. The county jail, a separate building on the site, often has been condemned by grand…

Council Bluffs Changing Scene: Pottawattamie County's second Courthouse--replacing one constructed of logs--was built in 1866 at a cost of $42,000. It had a short life of 18 years. In 1883 a grand jury declared the basement jail unfit for…
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