Emil Pavich Postcard Collection


Emil Pavich Postcard Collection


A collection of three albums containing a total of 511 postcards. This collection consists of historic Council Bluffs postcards dating from approximately the late 1890's to the 1970's.


Council Bluffs Public Library Special Collections




Council Bluffs

Collection Items

Postcards of the Council Bluffs Public Library
Seven postcards depicting the Council Bluffs Public Library.

Postcards of Post Office
Seven postcards depicting the Council Bluffs Post Office and Federal Building.

Postcards of Merriam Block
Three postcards depicting the Merriam Block in Council Bluffs.

Postcards of the Union Pacific Transfer Station
Four postcards of the Union Pacific Transfer Station in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Chicago & Northwestern Depot, Council Bluffs, IA
Postcard of Chicago & Northwestern Depot, Council Bluffs, IA

Illinois Central Station, Council Bluffs, IA
Three postcards depicting the Illinois Central Station.

Pacific Fruit Express Company's Ice Plant
Postcard of the Pacific Fruit Express Company's Ice Plant. From back, "The Pacific Fruit Express Company's new ice plant at Council Bluffs, which has a capacity of 270 tons daily and a storage capacity of 25,000 tons. The mammoth iceing platform is…

Council Bluffs Auditorium
Three postcards depicting the Council Bluffs Auditorium.

Pumping Station and Reservoirs
Two postcard depicting pumping stations and reservoirs.

City Hall and Police Station
Postcard depicting City Hall and Police Station.

Y.M.C.A. Building
Three postcards depicting the original Council Bluffs YMCA Building.

Elks Club House
Three postcards depicting the Elks Club House.

Crystal Lodge
Postcard depicting Crystal Lodge on Fifth Avenue at 30th Street - "The Home of Chicken Dinner Bingo."

Saint Frances Catholic Church
Two postcards depicting St. Francis Catholic Church.

Broadway Methodist
Two postcards depicting Broadway Methodist Church.

First Presbyterian Church
Postcard depicting First Presbyterian Church.

First Baptist Church
Postcard depicting First Baptist Church.

First Congregational Church
Postcard depicting First Congregational Church.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Six postcard depicting St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

From the back of one card: "St. Paul's Lutheran Church, an architectural gem of Gothic design in 1930. "The Daily Chapel," a quarter hour devotional broadcast at 9 am. each day Monday through…

Proposed Christian Church
Postcard depicting a proposed christian church in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
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