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  • Tags: Historic Dodge House

In Former Days . . . the main reception room entertained many of the most prominent figures of the nineteenth century - U.S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, William McKinley - to name a few.

Reception Room Today . . . shows little resemblance to the past. Only one piece of the original furniture remains, the long, low buffet with its immense mirror that covered nearly half a wall.

This Famous Home . . . at 605 Third St. still looks much the same on the outside as it did when Gen. Grenville M. Dodge moved in 89 years ago. Now it is an apartment house.

Photograph of the residence of Gen. G. M. Dodge. 605 South Third Street. Now a registered historic landmark.

Photo of a gentleman working on the restoration of the Historic Gen. Grenville Dodge House.

Fresh Finish . . . is applied by painter Dick Jones to the interior woodwork in the front entrance hall of the Dodge House. The old finish was completely removed and repairs were made to the fancy moulded walnut woodwork before new finish was…

Color photograph of Historic Gen. Grenville M. Dodge House

The wrecker's hammer dealt the first blow to the "spite" house opposite the Historic Gen. Dodge Home at Story and Third streets Tuesday morning. The large old home will be removed to make a small park. Legend has it that the frame Squire house was…

A Victorian Mansion . . . will again provide the background for an old-fashioned lawn party today when the Park Board and the board of trustees of the Historic Gen. Dodge House serve ice cream, cake, and pink lemonade. The four young ladies, in…

A Surrey . . . "without the fringe on top" was delivered Wednesday to the Historic General Dodge House. Volunteer workers at the house examining the carriage of an earlier vintage are Miss Melodee Hielen and Bob Winebarger.

Old Carriage House . . . at residence of the late Gen. Grenville M. Dodge, looked like this in 1910. The picture was taken from Fairview Avenue.

The Lavish Beauty . . . of a past era dresses the table for the membership tea at the Historic General Dodge House. Mrs. Marvin King is publicity chairman. Mrs. Robert Collins and Mrs. Noran Davis, sustaining members, will pour.

In Newly Restored Room . . . at the General Dodge House are Mrs. John Whittaker, chairman of the Dodge House Board of Trustees, and J. Frederic Schlott, chairman of the City Park Board.

Ready For A Stroll . . . with dolls of another era, and the lavish wicker buggy with taffeta sunshade, are Mr. and Mrs. Jack Peters and their children, Denise, 7, Brian, 9, and Stephanie, 5. Special guests at the tea will be Mr. and Mrs. Donald K.…

The general's desk, right . . . is shown in the room he used as an upstairs study. It adjoins his bedroom. The glass doorways lead to a sleeping porch on the south side of the home.

Portions of the twin parlors . . . in the Dodge home. Much of the furniture and pictures are just as they were in the general's lifetime. Antique beauty is apparent in every section of the spacious home.

One view of the library . . . where on of the nation's greatest railroad builders kept hundreds of books on history, government, railroading and war.
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