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Stereographic picture of an old cottonwood tree on the corner of Broadway and Pearl.

Printed on back of image: "The old cotton wood tree, corner of Broadway and Pearl St., Council Bluffs, condemned to be cut down by the Council, but saved by the…

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Reproduction of a panoramic view of Willow Ave. and Pearl St. showing the Public Library and courthouse.

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Color painting from a magazine, looking east on Broadway from Pearl. Text of article titled "Broadway in Council Bluffs Marks Trail of the Pioneers" on the back of the picture.

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Photograph of street car tracks being layed at the corner of Broadway and Pearl.

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Photograph of the Pacific Hotel on Pearl and Broadway in Council Bluffs, Iowa. July 26th, 1900.

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Photographs of the bank building on the southwest corner of Pearl and Broadway.

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Postcard of Pearl Street, looking north from the Council Bluffs Public Library.

Postcard of Pearl Street looking North from Bayliss Park.

Two weeks ago huge elms lined Bayliss Park along Pearl Street, cutting off the view to the north. They were 70 feet high and hung over the curb. Some were considered dangerous. After two minor damage claims were filed against the city by people…

After The Last Tree Was Felled Wednesday...the causes damage were removed, and citizens got a new view. Younger trees, growing well within the park sidewalks, are expected to branch out rapidly and replace the ones that were dropped.

Photograph of Pearl Street, looking south.

Christmas lights and snow deck downtown Broadway in jewels and ermine in this cold scene looking west from Pearl Street. The camera captured the setting with a time exposure shot Tuesday evening. Nonpareil photo by Jack Kennedy.

Photograph of junction of Main and Pearl Streets. North view from present Hay Market Square.

Photograph of Pearl Street from Broadway. West side. New State Savings Bank building built on this corner in 1946.

In 1887, the junction of Main and Pearl Streets looked like this. The little building that looks like a popcorn stand was the city scales. There were hitching posts along the streets and all wiring was suspended on cross-arm poles. There were…

Council Bluffs Changing Scene--From 1860-1888 St. Francis Xavier Church was located on Pearl St. just South of Willow Ave. This later became the site of the Miriam Block, which was removed in the late 1940s.

Today...Council Bluffs City Hall, built in 1940, now occupies the same site. Changed very little in the last 14 years, the building was built by the Works Progress Administration at a cost of slightly over $300,000.

Council Bluffs Changing Scene--Just 26 years ago this month Pearl Street, along the east side of Bayliss Park, looked like this following a storm that brought wind, hail, and rain. Broken branches littered the street, while hail whitened the ground.…

Today...the same section of Pearl Street, with many noticeable changes during the past 26 years. At left, The Nonpareil building replaces the old one following a fire. Trees in the older picture have since grown up and been removed.
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