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37th Street, Gardner Cowles Residence

37th Street, Gardner Cowles Residence

Title

37th Street, Gardner Cowles Residence
Residence of Gardner Cowles

Description

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 1903 Mr. Cowles purchased the Register and Leader Company, starting his family's publishing and media empire. Drake University conferred upon Mr. Cowles the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. In 1937 the Gardner Cowles Foundation donated funds for Cowles Library, Drake's main library. Mr. Cowles passed away in 1946.

Source

Special Collections, Cowles Library -- Drake University.

Publisher

Chicago, Il. : Gravure Illustration Co.

Date

1914
2005/04/25

Rights

U.S. and International copyright laws protect this digital image. Commercial use or distribution of the image is not permitted without prior permission of the copyright holder. For permission to use the digital image, please contact: bart.schmidt@drake.edu

Relation

Art Work of Des Moines -- Book One

Format

Photographic print, 4.5 x 7 in.

Type

Image

Identifier

v. 1, p. 3
dm0004
http://ddr.lib.drake.edu/u?/du-hdm,34

Coverage

100 37th St.