Historic Iowa Postcards

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Florist J. F. Wilcox, residence, Council Bluffs, Iowa
Council Bluffs had more greenhouses than any city of its size in the U.S. J.F. Wilcox & Sons was one of the four largest greenhouses in Council Bluffs. 1907 postmark.
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Front Street, Brooklyn, Iowa
Looking northeast from Front Street in Brooklyn, Iowa. 1907 postmark. Number 61796.
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German Reform Church and Parsonage, Melbourne, Iowa
Wooden church with belfry and parsonage on dirt road. 1907 postmark.
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Greeting from Iowa College, Grinnell, Iowa
Drawing on leather postcard. 1907 postmark.
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Haunted house, Burlington, Iowa
A two story wooden house with interior photo of an alleged haunted dwelling according to the book published in 1888 entitled, "Picturesque Burlington and Vicinity" by Conrad Lutz. 1907 postmark.
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Herrick Chapel, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa
Looking southeast from Park Street. Constructed in 1907 at a cost of approx. $20,000, Herrick Chapel was designed to house the college's religious services and to serve as a general purpose large auditorium which seats 700. The Christian Associations Building (Steiner Hall) is in the background.
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High bridge over Mississippi River, Clinton, Iowa
The Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Bridge in far background was opened in 1909 and still carries approximately 50 trains a day from the Union Pacific Railroad. 1907 postmark. Number 15925.
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High school, Center Point, Iowa
The two story brick and stone building was built in 1903. 1907 postmark.
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High school, Grinnell, Iowa
Looking northwest. The first Grinnell high school was built in 1904. An addition that expanded the building to include junior high students was completed in 1921. 1907 postmark. Number 2363. It now houses the Grinnell Community Center.
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Hospital, Brooklyn, Iowa
The hospital was built as a home in 1875. The original builder used the building as a saloon before it became a hotel known as the "Stephenson House". Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 1907 postmark. Dr. C. D. Busby purchased the hotel and made it not only his residence but also turned it into a hospital. He later closed the hospital, but continued to live there. It was later used again as a hotel and restaurant.
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Iowa College Glee Club, Grinnell, Iowa
Men's 22 member Grinnell College glee club who most likely practiced in the Music Hall which was located at the site of Burling Library. 1907 postmark.
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Iowa College, Grinnell, Iowa
Looking southeast with Carnegie Library (Hall), Blair Hall, Herrick Chapel and Goodnow Hall. Number 1303.
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Iowa River, Belle Plaine, Iowa
Iowa River near Belle Plaine, Iowa with canoe tied to shore. 1907 postmark. Number 4409.
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Iowa State Normal School, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Split postcard looking southeast at the Gymnasium (East Gym) and looking southwest at the Administration Building and Auditorium Building (Lang Hall). 1907 postmark. Number 1731.
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Joe Farnham residence, Chatsworth, Iowa
Two story wooden house and horse barn with picket fence. 1907 postmark.
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Lafayette Inn, Clinton, Iowa
Four-story stone building built in 1906 and still standing. 1907 postmark.
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Log cabin, soldiers' home, Marshalltown, Iowa
View of log cabin at entrance to Marshalltown's Veteran Home. 1907 postmark.
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M.E. Church, Baldwin, Iowa
One story wooden church building and steeple. 1907 postmark.
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M.E. Church, Lone Tree, Iowa
Winter scene looking at front of church. 1907 postmark.
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Main Street looking east, New Sharon, Iowa
Looking east on Main Street in New Sharon, Iowa. 1907 postmark. Number 32.

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