Drake Community Library Archives

Digitized copies of materials from the Drake Community Library archives. Includes photographs and documents related to the history of the Grinnell community, businesses and organizations.

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The first train arrives in Grinnell, Iowa, in June 1863 on the Mississippi and Missouri railroad line. The Mississippi and Missouri line later became the Rock Island Railroad. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-3.

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Church service at the old Congregational Church in Grinnell, Iowa, between 1860 and 1877. Exterior view of the church with many people gathered and horses and buggies on the perimeter. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-3.

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Child Art Studios (Grinnell, Iowa)
Portrait of some of the early settlers of Grinnell, Iowa. They are identified as follows: Front row: Ed Wright (1856), Caerlis Fisher (56), R.M. Kellogg (55), Levi Grinnell (56). Back row: Henderson Herrick (1857), W.M. Sargent (1854), Ezra Grinnell (1856). The photo was taken in the 1870s by Child Studio in Grinnell. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-6, People.

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Ox-team pulling a cart of lumber on Broad Street in Grinnell in the 1870s. Photograph was taken in front of Child Art Studios. One man is sitting on the cart, one man is standing in the road, and another is sitting on a horse. Some of the oxen are longhorns. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-3.

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Child Art Rooms (Grinnell, Iowa)
Ox-team pulling a cart of lumber on Broad Street in Grinnell in the 1870s. Photograph was taken in front of Child Art Studios. One man is sitting on the cart, one man is standing in the road, and another is sitting on a horse. Some of the oxen are longhorns. Photo by Child. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-5, Views of Grinnell.

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Child Art Rooms (Grinnell, Iowa)
Photograph of the Josiah Bushnell Grinnell home at 814 Park Street in Grinnell, Iowa. The arrow indicates the room where the abolitionist John Brown stayed. Verso of photo indicates "Property of Child Art Rooms." Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-2.

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West College, the second building of Grinnell College, in Grinnell, Iowa. It was built in 1867-1868 and destroyed by the tornado and subsequent fire in 1882. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-2.

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View of Grinnell College in the 1870s. On the left is West College, built in 1867, and on the right, Central College, built in 1872. Both buildings, which constituted the entire college at the time, were destroyed in the great cyclone of 1882. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-3, Grinnell College.

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View of two early Grinnell College buildings. West College is to the left; Central College is to the right. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-3, Grinnell College.

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Photograph of West College building on the Grinnell College campus with students posing in front. Central College building is visible to the right. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-3, Grinnell College.

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Broad, John Astor
Red Riding Hood's Rescue, or the Dangers of Disobedience by John Astor Broad. Miss M. Verbeck, directress; Stella Westbrook, pianist. Preston's Opera House, Tuesday eve., July 9th, 1878 at 8 o'clock. Cast: Carrie Botelle, Clara Hill, Ervin Ladd, Willie Newman, Lulu Carson, Mabel Worthington, Cora Conner, Susie Bayer, Cora Graham, Jessie Rouse. Drake Community Library Archives. Early Theater Productions. Collection #100.

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The southwest corner of Fourth Avenue and Broad Street in Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Main Street Slides, p.28, slide 15.

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Dr. E.W. Clark of Grinnell, Iowa, plays the drums. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-6, People.

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L.H. Freeborn & Son (Des Moines, Iowa)
Portrait of Garrett C. Grinnell and Flavillia (Rilla) Anderson Grinnell taken by L. H. Freeborn & Son in Des Moines, Iowa, probably sometime in the late 1800s. They lived in Webster Township, Polk County, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #67, Grinnell/ Williams Family.

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Stamped one cent advertising postcard from the Grinnell Wire Company offering contracts for Grinnell Barb Wire. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.

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Portrait from left to right of Harry, John, and Garrett Grinnell probably in the late 1800s. John was the father of Harry and Garrett. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #67 Grinnell/ Williams Family.

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Chubbuck, Thomas M., engraver
Engraving of Iowa College, known as Grinnell College, in Grinnell, Iowa by Thomas Chubbuck. Buildings from left to right: Chicago Hall, Blair Hall, Alumni Hall.

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Johnson and Wadsworth Drug store in Grinnell, Iowa. Preston Grocers wagon visible on the far right side. Located on the west side of Broad Street between 4th Avenue and Commercial and taken before the fire of 1889. Johnson rebuilt in the same location after the fire. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-2.

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Photograph of Grinnell College in the 1870s. On the left is West College, built in 1867, and on the right, Central College, built in 1872. Both buildings, which constituted the entire college at the time, were destroyed in the great cyclone of 1882. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-3, Grinnell College.

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Child Art Rooms (Grinnell, Iowa)
Portrait of an unidentified man, probably an early settler of Grinnell, Iowa. Photo by Child. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-6, People.