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Today: Oakland Avenue, bordered with nice shade trees and well-kept homes, is still one of the city's finest residential districts. Where horses used to trot their buggies along the wide brick street, automobiles now zip along the smooth concrete…

Council Bluffs Changing Scene: In 1887 the booklet, "Council Bluffs Illustrated," carried this view of the residence, left, owned by G. H. Champ. And the city directory for that year listed the address as 246 Fletcher Ave. Champ was an investment…

Today...the same view shows numerous detail changes in both properties--even in the house numbers. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lambert occupy the corner home now listed as 254 Fletcher Ave. Mrs. M. Kucharo's home at right carries the number 250.

Council Bluffs Changing Scene: This was the residence of Conrad Geise, some 73 years ago. The picture appeared in the Illustrated Atlas of Pottawattamie County, published in 1885. Geise, a bottler and brewer, lived on Frank Street, near Harmony. …

Today...viewed from the newly paved county road, which has replaced the north and main entrance to the park, the site--like most of the park area--has become a residential development.

Today...the scene has changed completely. Within the last three years, huge dirt hauling machines and bulldozers have changed the face of the area. And builders have developed he site at Franklin and Bennett Avenues into a full scale suburban…

Today...the home of Edward G. Feekin stands at 148 W. Washington Ave., a much newer place than that shown at the same location in 1885. At right is the west side of the comparatively new Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.,

Council Bluffs Changing Scene: This was the home of former Mayor W.R. Vaughan, 148 W. Washington Ave., as it was shown in the Illustrated Atlas of Pottawattamie county, 1885. The old atlas belongs to Charles M. Roe, 515 Huntington Ave.

Council Bluffs Changing Scene: This is the home of Ed Rogers, 533 Willow Ave., as it appeared in 1910. At that time, Rogers was the proprietor of a well known saloon on Broadway. At left is the Public Library; at right, another old residence. …

Council Bluffs Changing Scene: Back in 1908 this was the residence of J. C. Carson at 14 S. 1st St. it is the northwest corner of South First and Pierce Sts. The old picture came from Mrs. Harry Ratekin, 614 Damon St. Note the picket fence, brick…

Council Bluffs Changing Scene--Back in 1887, this large brick home on the northwest corner of First Ave., and Sixth St., was occupied by the E.L. Shugart family. This is one of the pictures in Council Bluffs Illustrated, which was published in 1887.…

Council Bluffs Changing Scene--This old brick structure on Thomas Street, between Broadway and Pierce Street, was built by Mr. and Mrs. Herman Grote Sr., who cam here in 1856. It originally was a barn and stable; then was converted into a house. …

Today...the old hospital is gone. And the northwest corner of Ninth St. and Sixth Ave. is solid with houses. Patients were transferred from the old General Hospital in June of 1907 to the the then new Jennie Edmundson Hospital at Oak and Pierce…

Council Bluffs Changing Scene--This picture of the J.T. Stewart residence at 306 Bluff St. appears in an old book, Council Bluffs Illustrated, published in 1887. The book belongs to Ole A. Hill of 919 Avenue H. The old house was known as the…

Council Bluffs Changing Scene--This corner property at Frank St. and Perrin Ave. was purcahsed [sic] in 1928 by St. Paul's Lutheran Church. The site, covered with large shade trees, included the large brick house and stone garage at right.

Today...the southeast corner of Pierce and Stutsman Streets is a residential area. The IOOF lodge is in much larger quarters at 400 W. Broadway. This is another of the many changes that are constantly taking place in Council Bluffs.

Today...the same house, with some remodeling, is the home of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond G. Peterson, 624 Oakland Ave. Noticeable differences are in the porch, the addition of a room, at right, and the absence of the stable.

Council Bluffs Changing Scene--An illustration appearing in the Historical Atlas of Iowa, printed in 1875, indicated this was the residence of C.R. Scott, Esq., of Council Bluffs. The old book belongs to Mrs. K.R. Magarrell, 1751 Canning St.

Today...the same house, with a modern look. It is now the home of Donald Brooks. The house has different siring [sic], and the fancy trim and fence have been removed.

Council Bluffs Changing Scene--Back in 1887, this house at 719 8th St., was occupied by Ole Rasmussen and his family. Typical of the times, there was a picket fence around the yard and ginger bread trim on the house. This picture belongs to Roy…
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