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Historic Dodge House located at 605 3rd Street Council Bluffs, IA.

Designation Ceremonies . . . at the former home of Gen. Grenville M. Dodge, 605 Third St., will begin at 3 p.m. today when District Judge Folsom Everest will accept a plaque from the United States Department of the Interior, making the home a…

Out Of The Past . . . is this bedroom setting in the Dean home. A canopy once topped the four poster bed. The furniture, including the six-foot highboy at left, was added by the Deans but much of it is as old as the house.

This Century-Old Home . . . at 231 Park Ave. is owned by Dr. and Mrs. Abbott Dean. The era of the Civil War survives in its grandiose Georgian architecture.

An Early Sketch . . . shows how the house appeared in the 1880s. Most of its principal features have been preserved to this day. Latticed extension at the rear once served as a summer kitchen.

Massive Kitchen Fireplace . . . is an original feature. Still in use, it served as a combination heating and cooking facility for early occupants of the house. The kitchen floor is brick.

Stairway Design . . . is a good example of the painstaking detail found throughout the house. Leading from the downstairs reception room to upper bedrooms, it is made of solid oak. Massive window at the middle landing is 6 feet wide and 10 feet high.

Historic Home . . . of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jensen has changed very little since the day it was built. House at the left once served as a barn for the impressive dwelling.

Door Dimensions . . . are pointed out by Mrs. Jensen. This unusual door is 2.5 inches thick and 8.5 feet high. It leads from the dining room to a butler's pantry.

First Floor View . . . takes in the front parlor, sitting room and dining room, a distance of about 54 feet. Large sliding doors can be closed to shut off each room.

The Georgian Home . . . of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Peterson has been sitting on the crest of Oakland Ave. since a few years after the Civil War.

Victorian Furnishings . . . abound in the Peterson home. This view from the front parlor takes in the living room and a doorway glimpse of the kitchen. A number of articles shown here are older than the house.

Historic Collection . . . of old furniture includes a matching chaperone's chair and loveseat which were used by the first owners of the house. The sideboard is considerably older than both.

Bedroom Setting . . . would have been as appropriate in 1874 as it is today. Twin beds are modern reproductions, especially chosen to blend in with the other pieces. This is the master bedroom, and once was partitioned off to form two rooms.

Eighty-nine Years . . . of local history are wrapped up in this red brick home on East Pierce St., the pioneer residence of George Keeline. It is owned now by Mr. and Mrs. Don Harrison.

Modern Interior . . . shows few surviving features of the past. This view from the living room takes in the entrance hall and the dining room, where Mrs. Harrison is preparing to serve dinner. The walnut stairway is the same as it was in 1869.

This Early View . . . of the same house was recorded in 1869, the same year it was built. The original front porch was replaced by a larger structure in 1895, later reduced to its former size.

Another Era . . . lives on at the Allen Dudley home, 1500 North Broadway. The 10-room, white frame house is surrounded by massive old trees and a yard that covers 7.5 acres.

Designed For Hospitality . . . is this three-room downstairs setting in the Dudley house. All three are living rooms. Much of the furniture shown here dates back to the day the home was built.
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