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Christian Home Chapel...on Avenue E between Seventh and Eighth streets is example of non-residential construction that helped make 1951 a record year.

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Today...Dodge Memorial Church shows little sign of its original appearance. An extensive remodeling job, and addition in 1925 changed the position of the tower and entrance, windows and exterior surface, which is now brick. The sanctuary still…

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Our Changing Scene: Moved from its downtown location in 1911, the old First Congregational Church became the Dodge Memorial Church at Thirty-second St. and Avenue C. The old picture is from the files of the Rev. R.O. Barber of Dodge Memorial…

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Today...the scene has changed considerably. The Hinky Dinky supermarket now occupies the site where the Platner home stood 70 years ago. Before the store took possession, the corner was occupied by the Woodward Candy Factory. At center right is…

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Today...while there have been only minor changes on the exterior of the church, a sizable building program has added a new pastor's residence and educational unit, extreme right. The church's interior also has been remodeled and redecorated.,

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Council Bluffs Changing Scene: From a postal card dated 1910 comes this view of St. John's Lutheran Church at Seventh St. and Willow Ave. The photo was furnished by Don Jones of 2422 Avenue F.

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Today...this is the church that was built nearly 50 years ago. The brick education unit, at left, was built in 1956. The unit ties into the older portion, nearly doubling the size of the original church.

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Council Bluffs Changing Scene--Even the women did some digging when this ground breaking ceremony for Epworth Methodist Church was held in 1909. The site is at Twenty-fifth St. and Avenue B. The small church, at right, was used until a new…

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Today...a beautiful cobblestone church adorns the site. It was erected 25 years ago. The garage still stands at the right and a new manse is being constructed at the left. This Sunday, St. Paul's Lutheran Church is observing the 75th anniversary…

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Today...after two remodeling jobs, the Fifth Avenue Methodist Church looks like this. The church was first remodeled about 1906; then again in 1924, when the brickwork was added. And today, both streets are smoothly paved.

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Council Bluffs Changing Scene--Around the turn of the century, this is how the Fifth Avenue Methodist Church looked at the corner of Eighteenth St. and Fifth Avenue. The church was originally built in 1889 on a site fronted with a dirt street, and a…

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Today...the church faces S. Sixth St., slightly southwest of the original site. According to history, St. Paul's was the first stone church building in the city, the present church being completed in 1886. This is the 100th year of St. Paul's in…

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Council Bluffs Changing Scene--The first St. Paul's Episcopal Church as it appeared after completion in 1862. According to the church records, this building stood on the site of the present Pottawattamie County jail, facing north on the alley…

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Today...the Reorganized Latter Day Saints worship in this beautiful church at Washington Ave. and Elder St. One of the largest churches in the city, it was formally opened in January of 1953. Cost of the blond brick structure, including the lot and…

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Council Bluffs Changing Scene--This is the first building occupied by the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. Built in 1869, it was west of Glen Ave. on Pierce St. This picture, from the collection of Mrs. Guy A. Nelson of…

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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…

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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,…

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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.

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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.

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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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