Historic Iowa Postcards

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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
The cornerstone for the court house was laid on May 21, 1903, costing $90,600 to build. Architectural style is late 19th and 20th Century Revivals. 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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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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