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The Thomas E. Cavin House at 150 Park Ave. was recently designated a historic place.

The Martin Hughes House, 903 Third St., joined the list of Council Bluffs historical sites.

Examining Fireplace . . . in the house's formal parlor, Pashek points out its cleanliness. Either the fireplace was never used, he said, or someone scrubbed it carefully after each fire. House has only two fireplaces, but Pashek said traces of others…

Showing Off . . . his historic home is Robert A. Pashek. He and two other men are restoring the "Victorian Gothic" house at 151 Park Avenue built in 1877 for Council Bluffs businessman Lysander W. Tulleys. Their efforts were rewarded recently when…

Sitting By . . . one of three fireplaces in her restored historic home is Carole Bergquist. The fireplace is tall, mirrored and made of cherrywood. It is decorated with glassware and houseplants.

Newest Listing . . . on the National Register of Historic Places is the O.P. Wickham house, 616 N. 7th St., which has been restored by Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Bergquist during the three years they have lived there.

Hoping For Fortune . . . similar to that which has befallen the old YMCA building is this home at 151 Park Ave. The building, owned by Bob Pashek, is currently under consideration for the National Register of Historic Places. The owner dressed the…

Damaged House . . . is said to have been built by Mormons more than 100 years ago as a stagecoach stop.

The 26-room, three-story house at 120 So. 6th St., was being wrecked Thursday to make way for the new office of Robert Swassing, accountant, who has purchased the property from the Dr. McMicken Hanchett estate. The house has been unoccupied, except…

Graceful White Pillars . . . distinguish the home at 201 Third St., owned by Mr. and Mrs. Everett Shockey. The motif of the columns on the exterior is carried into the hallway and to the living room fireplace of the home. Grouped around the unusual…

A Majestic Stairway . . . is only one of the exciting features in the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Joern, 510 Oakland Ave. Pictured in the white oak reception hall are (from left) Mrs. Joern, Mrs. I.M Ozaydin, Miss Garnet Welsch, Mrs. Carl Blomgren…

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.

Original Features . . . of the Folsom home are shown in this painting which was made in the 1880s. After the turn of the century, the house was moved closer to Third St. and a number of alterations were completed.

An Inviting Corner . . . of the front parlor is furnished entirely with antiques. These pieces are at least 90 years old.

A Visitor's View . . . of the Ward Folsom home takes in an attractive collection of original oil paintings. This view from the front parlor covers the second parlor and, at the far end, the dining room. The fireplace was added long after the house…

The Historic Home . . . of Mr. and Mrs. Folsom is the patriarch of all homes along Third St. Built more than a century ago, it dates back to the days when Council Bluffs was a struggling frontier settlement.
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