Historic General Dodge House, Art Nouveau Room, Council Bluffs, Iowa

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Verso says: An English brass bed highlights a fine collection of furniture and accessories of this style which was so popular between 1890 and 1910, and the color scheme derives from the misty rose and gold of the original Dodge oriental rug. Grenville M. Dodge was the chief engineer of the Union Pacific Railroad, 1866-1869, and was responsible for completing the first transcontinental railroad in 1869. He remained in his house until his death in 1916. The Dodge House was built in 1869 at a cost of $35,000, and the architect was W.W. Boyington of Chicago. The house is located at 605 South Third Street, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. 1982 postmark. Number 681249. Series HGD-6. Copyright by H.K. Barnett.