Historic Iowa Postcards

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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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Congregational Church, Belle Plaine, Iowa
Looking from Eighth Avenue at a one-story brick building with belltower in front. 1907 postmark.
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Conrad High School, Conrad, Iowa
Looking northwest at a three story brick and stone building built in 1897 to originally accommodate the ninth and tenth grades and two more classes were added in 1899. 1907 postmark.
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Cooper School, Grinnell, Iowa
Looking northwest. Cooper School was built in 1889 and named for Co. S.F. Cooper, the first teacher in Grinnell. The building was closed in 1974 and sold it to Grinnell College. Cooper was torn down in 1994. 1907 postmark.
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Corner Front & Jackson Streets, Brooklyn, Iowa
Looking northwest from the corner of Front Street and Jackson Street in Brooklyn, Iowa. 1907 postmark.
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Court House, Centreville [sp.], Iowa
Looking northwest. The cornerstone for the court house was laid on May 21, 1903, costing $90,600 to build. The architectural style is late 19th and 20th Century Revivals. It is located at 201 North 12th Street, Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, and listed on the National Register for Historic Places. 1907 postmark. Number 124380. Series C 5817.
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Court house, Council Bluffs, Iowa
The Pottawattamie County Courthouse on South Pearl Street was a stone Beaux Arts-style building built in 1888. It was later declared unsafe and was replaced with a Modernist structure in 1977. 1907 postmark. Number A5377.
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Dirt road, Belle Plaine, Iowa
Dirt road with utility poles on the right near Belle Plaine, Iowa. 1907 postmark.
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E.E. Earl, Belle Plaine, Iowa
Photo inset of man sitting outdoors reading a letter. 1907 postmark.
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Firemen fighting fire, Cedar Falls, Iowa
This is what the ruins look like at Cedar Falls. -- t.p. 1907 postmark. Title supplied by cataloger.
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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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