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

This house on 29th Street was built in 1907 and is still standing. It was home to William Harrison Langan and his wife Frances. Mr. Langan was the president and treasurer of Langan Brothers Company, a wholesale dealer in wood and paper products. He…

This house on 30th Street was the home of David H. Buxton. Mr. Buxton was the proprietor of Globe Machinery and Supply Company. The house is no longer standing. Drake University's Stalnaker Hall currently sits on the property.

This house on 35th Street was the home of Oswald Lorenz. Mr. Lorenz was the proprietor of Oswald Lorenz Co., an insurance company. Current site of the Des Moines Fellowship Church.

This house on 37th street was built in 1914 for the Addison Parker family. Mr. Parker was a lawyer with the law firm Parker and Hartman.

In 1910 Mr. Herring and his wife Emma moved to this home in Des Moines. He was the president of Herring Motor Company. He became governor of Iowa in 1935 and served until 1943. He later served in the U.S. Senate from 1937 - 1943.

This house on 37th Street was built in 1910 and is still standing. It was the home of Charles S. Denman and his wife Anna. Mr. Denman was the secretary and general manager of the Des Moines Water Works Company.

This house on 37th Street was built in 1905 and was home to Charles Prouty. Mr. Charles Prouty was the secretary and treasurer of Prouty Bowler Soap Co. and Poncele Water Co. The house is now owned by Drake University and is home to the university's…

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.

This house on 37th Street was built in 1909 and is still standing. It was the home of Gardner Cowles and his wife Florence. Mr. Cowles was a banker, publisher and politician. He served two terms as a member of the Iowa House of Representatives. In…

Built in 1912 for Henry and Carrie Wallace, this house still stands on 37th street. Mr. Wallace was General Manager of the Wallace Publishing Co., and President of the North Western Live Stock Insurance Company. Mr. Wallace went on to serve as…