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These Three Buildings . . . will come down to make room for a building to house First Federal Savings and Loan Association. Five buildings to right of Herman's Clothes Shop will be razed and the land used for parking.

Damaged dragline at construction site of First Federal Savings and Loan Association. 2-6-1968

Aerial photo of Council Bluffs, looking southeast. West Broadway stretches from the center right of the photo at 8th Street) past First Street to East Broadway on the upper left. Landmarks pictured include Bayliss Park, the old Public Library, the…

Aerial photo of downtown Council Bluffs, looking south. West Broadway runs from left to right in the center of the photo. Landmarks pictured include: City Auditorium, Bayliss Park, old Public Library, old Courthouse, City Hall, first Federal…

The West End Office . . . for First Federal Savings and Loan of Council Bluffs at 32nd and W. Broadway was completed in October.

White Georgian Marble . . . covers the vaulted columns of the new $1.5 million plus First Federal Savings and Loan Association building that opens this weekend. Recessed lighting from the top accents gold-stainless steel fins which offset full-length…

New First Federal Building . . . is a beehive of activity as workmen put finishing touches to $300,000 structure at Main St. and Broadway. Glass, brick . . . give the building a distinctive ultra modern appearance.

A Scene Near Lake Tahoe . . . is the subject of the painting inspected by Mrs. Mary Ruffcorn, A First Federal employee. The painting hangs in the president's second-floor office and was created by his daughter.

Covered With Debris . . . the First Federal Savings and Loan West Broadway sign lays as mute evidence of the explosion's destruction.

The Night Deposit Box . . . from First Federal Savings and Loan's West Broadway office survived the explosion. It was removed from the rubble and transported to the savings and loan's main office, a bank official said.

Peering Through Broken Glass . . . is Beverly Paben, restaurant manager at the Burger King just west of the decimated First Federal office. Employee Pearl Franks handed a food order to a drive-up customer seconds before the blast. Paben said Franks…

Taking Notes . . . on Christmas Day amidst the rubble of the First Federal building is Fire Chief Delbert Burdick. To Burdick's left is the gas meter that supplied the natural gas to the savings and loan office.

Fighting The Remnants . . . of Friday's fatal explosion, firefighters quickly contained the blaze that followed it and gas company employees checked surrounding gas lines for damage.

A steady flow of curious Council Bluffs citizens circulated through the sparkling new First Federal Savings and Loan Association building during the first day of its open house Saturday. President Einer Juel was on hand to show people one of his new…

Today...the progress of 55 years is seen at a glance. The new home of the First Federal Savings and Loan Assn. occupies the corner. Beyond that the present Council Bluffs Savings Bank and the State Savings Bank continue the trim view provided by…

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…

Piles Of Rubble . . . remain after a Christmas Eve explosion leveled the First Federal Savings and Loan building at 32nd Street and Broadway. Two men died in the explosion and several people were injured.
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