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Today...the present First Baptist church occupies the same site at First Av. and S. Sixth St., was built in 1924. History of the Baptist faith in Council Bluffs dates back in 1856. An old story on the church gives the Baptist group credit for…

Council Bluffs Changing Scene...Here is First Baptist Church as it appeared between 1879 and 1924 at First Ave. and S. Sixth St. This building was used by the congregation for 45 years, and this picture was drawn from an old sketch by Gail Connelly,…

Council Bluffs Changing Scene--From 1860-1888 St. Francis Xavier Church was located on Pearl St. just South of Willow Ave. This later became the site of the Miriam Block, which was removed in the late 1940s.

Today...even with a face lifting of new steps, added about 10 years ago, the exterior of Holy Family is much the same as when it was built in 1908.

Council Bluffs Changing Scene--Another old picture from a collection of Ray Wickham, contractor, shows Holy Family Church being completed in 1908. The unit is located at Avenue B and 23rd St.

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Congregational Church Council Bluffs erected in fall and winter of 1869 & 1870. Basement occupied March 31, 1870. Destroyed by a gale of wind May 6, 1870. Rebuilt (except spire) 1870 & 1871.

Photograph of St. Paul Episcopal Church. Located at 223 South Sixth Street. Built in 1886 and torn down in 1972. New Pottawattamie County Court House is on this site.

Photograph of the Presbyterian Church. Northeast corner of South Seventh Street and Willow Avenue. First Presbyterian Church built on the same site.

Central Baptist Church
old Highway 6 & Orchard Ave
9/84: New Pastor: Rev. Glen Eveland (has own file)

An Open being painted on the north outside wall of Central Baptist Church by the Rev. James Channell of Sioux Falls, S.D. The Rev. Charles Proud, passtor of the church, is standing on the ladder below. The gigantic Bible measures 11 feet…

Central Baptist Church...graces a hilltop at the outskirts of Council Bluffs on some five acres of land. The cement block structure is painted white with charcoal trim. Ample parking area enables worshippers to park near the church at the ground…

The Rev. Charles Proud...looks over his spacious sanctuary which seats comfortably 300 worshippers. Its hanging lights, long windows and light paneling gives it a soft, well lighted effect of richness. The red carpeting in the aisles continues to…

New Lutheran Church ...located at Ninth and Mayper Streets at Carter Lake is nearing completion.

Religious Functions...are observed on a community basis in the Carter Lake Presbyterian Church.

Broadway United Methodist Church
11 S. 1st St.
Parsonage: 255 Zenith Drive--Built 1964

Discussing dedication service...of memorial items, including the pulpit Bible are the Rev. Dr. James V. Poulson and the Rev. R. Edwin Haworth St. Dr. Poulsen is senior pastor at Broadway United Methodist Church and the Rev. Mr. Haworth, associate…

Admiring Memorial...marker which records historical statistics of church is Mrs. Arthur (Gertrude) Bostedt and the Rev. Donald Arthur.

Worshippers observing the bulletin board in front of Broadway Methodist Church are puzzled? They can't find February 30 on their calendars as the board has scheduled for worship. One thing about it--the church secretary, Mrs. Olive Leffler is…
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