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Iowa - General Dodge House

Council Bluffs, IA - General Grenville M. Dodge has been called "the greatest railroad builder of all time" because of his role as chief construction engineer of the Union Pacific Railway and his subsequent railroading career, which spanned the globe. Born in the East, he first saw Council Bluffs while making a railroad survey, and was so captivated by the West that he made this city his home in 1853. His participation in the American Civil War was marked with outstanding military success, and

Built in 1869 , Dodge's handsome Victorian home at 605 Third Street cost $35,000, a lavish sum for that day. The fourteen room, three story mansion stands on a high terrace overlooking the Missouri Valley, and displays architectural features such as parquet floors, cherry, walnut, and butternut woodwork, and a number of "modern" conveniences quite unusual for the period. In 1963, a concerted effort of the Council Bluffs Park Board and the Historical Society


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