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There are plenty of off-street parking lots here, this aerial photo of the downtown area reveals. It looks southwest. The wide street is Broadway. At the left foreground is the back view of Broadway Methodist Church. Bayliss Square is near the…

Today...several changes are noticeable from the same bluff east of Pierce and Bluff Streets. The church tower at the right is the same. At the extreme left is the Bennett Building. Large shade trees now obscure many buildings, both old and new.

Council Bluffs Changing Scene--From a high cliff above Pierce Street, this is how Council Bluffs looked in 1897. At center is the Masonic Temple. To its right is the Oddfellows building and at extreme right is the steeple of St. Peter's Church. …

Today...looking down the street from the same intersection the picture is completely changed. The wide paving offers a smooth thoroughfare for motorists entering the city. The street is lined with large shade trees. At right is the J.F. Wilcox…

Council Bluffs Changing Scene--Pierce Street is paved for the first time in 1903 by this crew of workmen who used muscle power rather than mechanical mixers. One workmen [sic] is throwing water onto a pile of crushed stone. Cement will be added and…
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