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

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 view looking south across the Raccoon River was taken from the residence of Jno. A. Elliott on Terrace Drive. Tracks of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railway Company are visible.

This house on Terrace Drive was built in 1907 and is still standing. It was the home of Jno. A. Elliott. Mr. Elliott was the president of Commercial Savings Bank.

The Iowa State Historical, Memorial and Art Building was built in 1910. It was also known at the Iowa State Historical Building, and is now known as the Ola Babcock Miller Building. It is home to the State Library of Iowa. The building still stands…

This house on Grand Avenue was the home of A. L. Hager. Mr. Hager was the vice president of Commercial Savings and treasurer of T A Toohey Company. The house is no longer standing. Current site of an office building.

This house on Grand Avenue was the home of J. W. Howell and his wife Anna. Mr. Howell was the secretary and treasurer of Warfield-Pratt-Howell Co. and vice president of Enamel Concrete Co. The house is no longer standing. Current site of the Martin…

Unknown view along the Des Moines River.

Unknown view of land near Raccoon River.

The Iowa State Historical, Memorial and Art Building was built in 1910. It was also known at the Iowa State Historical Building, and is now known as the Ola Babcock Miller Building. It is home to the State Library of Iowa. The building still stands…

View looks west across the Des Moines River from Mostly-View, the residence of L. Aulmann. Union Park is on the west bank of the river.