Fighting Fire at Grinnell, Ia. -- 52 --

Postcard view of men fighting a house fire while spectators look on.The house is identified on the verso as 172 3rd Avenue, Grinnell, Iowa, but it is actually 633 Main Street on the southwest corner of 2nd Avenue and Main Street. This view is looking north and slightly west from the south side towards 2nd Avenue. Sometime in the 1970s the decorative corbels and the belt course were removed, the porches were altered, and the house was covered in aluminum siding. Kruxo postcard. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.