Historic Iowa Postcards

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Iowa College, Grinnell, Iowa
Looking northwest at back view of Goodnow Hall with Blair Hall in foreground. 1906 postmark. Number 133.
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Iowa State Penitentiary, Anamosa, Iowa
Looking at the southeast corner of the penitentiary, built in Romanesque, Gothic Revival. The institution was established in 1872. It is Iowa's largest prison. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places. 1906 postmark. Number 349.
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Luther College from the south entrance, Decorah, Iowa
Looking north at the Main II building built in 1890 at a cost of $50,000 after the Main I building burned down in 1889. Fire destroyed Main II in 1942 and would not be completely rebuilt until 1952. Main III is located at 700 College Drive, Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. 1906 postmark.
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Main Street, Cushing, Iowa
Looking north on Main Street with what appears to be a farmer and wagon on the left and a possible stagecoach on the right. There is also a restaurant in the right background. 1906 postmark. Title supplied by cataloger.
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Miller, H.B., Marshalltown, Iowa
North side of Main Street looking west from Second Avenue, Marshalltown, Iowa
Looking west at Boston Ice Cream Parlor and IOOF building. 1906 postmark. Number 114.
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Old Settler's Pavillion, Lynnville, Iowa
Man standing in front of the Old Settler's Pavillion. Many bands have played here. 1906 postmark.
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Pavillion, Clear Lake, Iowa
The Lake Shore Hotel was built in the late 1800's and razed in 1966 It was a summer resort and local landmark for 90 years. 1906 postmark.
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Scene in Birdland Park, Des Moines, Iowa
Looking at a bridge on the Des Moines River from Birdland Drive on the west end of Birdland Park. Prior to its acquisition around 1924 as a public park, Birdland Park was known as the Bird tract, after the family who owned it. It is located north of downtown Des Moines within the boundaries of the Union Park Neighborhood. Located at 2100 Saylor Road, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. 1906 postmark. Number 7.
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Street Scene in Anita, Iowa
1906 postmark.
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Twelfth Street, Belle Plaine, Iowa
Twelfth Street with bakery, law office and meat market on the left. 1906 postmark.
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Upper Iowa River and Luther College, Decorah, Iowa
Looking northeast from the Upper Iowa River. 1906 postmark.
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View on campus, Iowa College, Grinnell, Iowa
Looking northeast at Goodnow Hall on right, Carnegie Library on left and the men's gymnasium in the far background. 1906 postmark.
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Arbor Lake, Grinnell, Iowa
Looking northeast at shoreline with sailboats and boathouse. Arbor Lake, named for Arbor Day, when hundreds of trees were planted there, was created in 1902 as a storage reservoir to provide soft water for manufacturing firms. 1907 postmark.
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Baylis, William (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
Bear's den, Bever Park, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Bever Park is a 90-acre city park containing the Bever Park Children's Zoo. 1907 postmark. Number 28.
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Birdseye view of Anthon, Iowa
Anthon, Iowa with the school house rising above the town in the center of the picture. 1907 postmark. Number 3.
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Bridge and river, Belle Plaine, Iowa
Old truss bridge across the Iowa River near Belle Plaine, Iowa. 1907 postmark.
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Broad Street, Grinnell, Iowa
Looking north on unpaved Broad Street with store fronts and the Congregational Church in background. 1907 postmark. Number 2391.
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Butcher, Frank E. Zalesky, Belle Plaine, Iowa
Photo of Frank E. Zalesky, owner of the meat market in Belle Plaine. He is wearing an apron standing next to a meat slicer on the left and a cash register on the right. 1907 postmark.
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Camanche Church, Camanche, Iowa
Looking northeast on North Street at a one story wooden building with bell tower in front. 1907 postmark.
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Chicago Hall, Iowa College, Grinnell, [Iowa]
Looking northeast. Chicago Hall was constructed in 1883, costing approximately $20,000 excluding grading and landscaping. Razed in 1958 to provide space for construction of Burling Library. 1907 postmark.

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