436 East Street

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Photograph of the house at 436 East Street built in the 1860s for Samuel F. Cooper, a banker, real estate broker, and politician. The house sat on 40 acres well back from East Street. The porte cochere was one of the few in town. The house was later owned by Frank Almy, a professor of physics at Grinnell College. The house was burned down by design in 1978. This photograph was taken in the 1920s.