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Grand Avenue, Jefferson S. Polk Residence

Grand Avenue, Jefferson S. Polk Residence

Title

Grand Avenue, Jefferson S. Polk Residence
Herndon Hall - Home of late Jefferson S. Polk

Description

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 of the railway in Des Moines and was the president of Des Moines City Railroad Company. Mr. Polk died on November 3, 1907. The house is listed on The National Register of Historic Places.

Source

Special Collections, Cowles Library -- Drake University.

Publisher

Chicago, Il. : S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.

Date

1911
2005/06/03

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

History of Des Moines and Polk County Iowa

Format

Photographic print, 3.5 x 5 in.

Type

Image

Identifier

v. 1, p. 740
dm0233a
http://ddr.lib.drake.edu/u?/du-hdm,221

Coverage

2000 Grand Ave.