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

Named for Chester Cole, the founder of Drake University's Law School, Cole Hall was built in 1904 and served as the Law College. Currently Cole Hall is home to Drake's Office of Admission. Cole Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic…

View of the Administration Building, now known as Old Main, at Drake University. Drake University was founded in 1881. The architectural style is High Victorian Gothic. Old Main is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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.

This house on Grand Avenue was built in 1913 and is still standing. It was the home of Charles H. Martin and his wife Jennie. Mr. Martin was the president of the People's Savings Bank, the vice president of Bankers Accident Ins. Co. and the treasurer…

The Golf and Country Club was organized in October 1897. The club offered golf, tennis, archery, baseball, bowling, trap-shooting and cards. Originally organized on a 40 acre piece of land near Ingersoll Park, the club moved west to a 100 acre tract…

Built in 1910, this house on 37th street is still standing. It was home of Dr. Francis Shore, an oculist and ear specialist who worked out of the Citizens National Bank Building.

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.

The Des Moines Club opened in 1912 as a social organization of leading businessmen. The club sat on the third, fourth and fifth floors of the building, while the first two floors were leased out to various businesses. Notable members with ties to…

This house on Grand Avenue was the home of Carl J. Kurtz and his wife Nellie. Mr. Kurtz was the president of Norman Lichty Manufacturing Co. The house is no longer standing. Current site of an apartment complex.