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1876 Bird’s Eye View

Landmarks of the City include…

  1. Old Courthouse building at Third and Grant Street, known now to many as the Ed Matthiesen corner at 19th & Grant
  2. Jail on East Colfax Street in the present courthouse block;
  3. High School on Colfax Street in High, demolished to make room for the new high school now known as Central School with its addition
  4. Baptist Church at Second and Lincoln Streets
  5. Congregational Church at Walker Avenue (16th Street) and Colfax Streets
  6. Old Catholic Church at Sixth and Colfax Streets;
  7. Methodist church at Fifth and Colfax Streets;
  8. Office of the weekly Times, one of the Pilot-Tribune predecessors;
  9. Railroad depot and hotel (Blair House) on north Walker Avenue, just north of the Railroad Park and Carnival grounds
  10. City mills and elevator on north Fifth Street, on the side of
    Blair Flour Mill;
  11. Old Farmers Hotel at Walker Avenue and Front Street
  12. The C.C. Crowell grain elevator at Walker Avenue and State Street, site of Rivett Lumber & Coal Company (now S.E. Smith);

Originally scanned from a news clipping

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