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

This was the second of three buildings that have been called The Savery. The first structure closed in 1878. This second building opened at a new location in 1888 to much fanfare. The entire building was lit by electric light, quite a novelty in…

Image shows a variety of factories, companies, and retail establishments that were active in 1904.

Image shows various businesses, office buildings and hotels that existed in Des Moines in 1904. The Homestead building, built in 1893, still stands and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

This house on Grand Avenue was built in 1910 and is still standing. It was the home of J. F. Kratzer. Mr. Kratzer was the president and treasurer of Kratzer Carriage Company.

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 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…

Kingman Boulevard is located in Des Moines between Waveland Park and Drake Park. The street runs east-west.

View looking northwest from the dome of the Iowa State Capitol. Good view of the Iowa State Historical, Memorial and Art Building. Right behind the Historical building is the Seventh Day Adventist Church. The Historical Building is the only building…

This house on Capitol Avenue was the home of George M. King and his wife Marguerite. Mr. King was the president of the George M. King Electric Manufacturing Co. The house is no longer standing.

This house on Grand Avenue was the home of J. H. Cownie. Mr. Cownie was the president of J H Cownie Glove Company. The house is no longer standing. Current site of The College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery.