Browse Items (214 total) for Des Moines University Historic Photograph Collection

This house on Grand Avenue was built in 1883 and is still standing. It was the home of Jefferson S. Polk and his wife Julia. Mr. Polk was born in Kentucky on February 18, 1831. He came to Des Moines in 1855 as a lawyer. He was a founder and promoter…

This house on Grand Avenue was built in 1891. It was the home of L. E. Harbach, though the house was originally built for Edwin Clapp. The Harbachs sold the property to Ford Motors, who built a factory. Mr. Harbach was the vice president of Century…

This house on Grand Avenue was built in 1912 and is still standing. It was the home of Oscar Lofquist. Mr. Lofquist was the proprietor of Lofquist Importing Tailor.

This house on Grand Avenue was the home of P. K. Witmer and his wife Flora. Mr. Witmer was a president of Witmer and Kauffman. The house is no longer standing. Current site of an apartment building.

This mansion on Grand Avenue was built in 1867 for the businessman Benjamin F. Allen and his family. It later became the home of the Frederick M. Hubbell family. Mr. Hubbell was a prominent citizen who was a member of the firm Polk & Hubbell. He…

This house on Grand Avenue was the home of W. S. Hazard, Jr. and his wife Charlotte. Mr. Hazard was the secretary of the Des Moines Mutual Hail Insurance Association. The house is no longer standing. Current site of St. Augustins School.

Looking west across the pond at Grand View Golf Course. The land purchase for Grandview Park was made in 1894. The golf course was created in 1902.

View of the 16th hole of Grand View Golf Course. The land purchase for Grandview Park was made in 1894. The golf course was created in 1902.

View looking southeast from the 10th hole fairway of Grand View Golf Course. The land for Grandview Park was purchased in 1894. The golf course was built in 1902.

Unknown view in Grand View Golf Course. The land purchase for Grandview Park was made in 1894. The Golf Course was created in 1902.