Local History

Get to know more about historic
Council Bluffs, Iowa.

“The History We Live In”

The value of a historic home is comprised of how its architecture reflects the culture of the times and the history of the people who were its occupants.  This series of articles tells these homes stories as accurately as is possible.  In the very early days, houses did not have numbers; they were identified by the name of the occupants (e.g. the Snow House). This practice continued for several generations after numbers came into use.

412 Oakland Ave – Dell Morgan

Dell Morgan’s great-great-great-grandfather came from Wales in the seventeenth century and settled in Herkimer County, New York, where the family was represented for three generations. According to an article in the May 5, 1934 edition of the Nonpareil, Morgan is a...


Four Districts to Experience

You are invited to take a tour of four historically and architecturally significant neighborhoods surrounding downtown Council Bluffs. In our brochure, we have presented a sampling of various architectural styles; from grand mansions to small cottages, found within these 4 districts. Sound fascinating? Take a further look at what the tour has to offer.

National Recognition

National Register listings in Council Bluffs

Discover the locations of the National Register landmarks in Council Bluffs.

What’s in a name?

The Beginnings of Council Bluffs

Did you know Council Bluffs had a different name? Also, do you know how the new name came about? Find out a brief history of the Council Bluffs you know and love.

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Preserve Council Bluffs is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and preserve the heritage of Council Bluffs through its architecture, sites, and people.

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