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The location of the Johnson County Savings Bank at the time of this postcard was at 102 South Clinton Street, on the southeast corner of Clinton and Washington Streets.

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The Elks building was located at the corner of East Washington and South Gilbert Streets.

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The Elks' building was located at the corner of East Washington and South Gilbert Streets. First postcard sent from Paul Bastian to Verl Muckler, postmarked May 29, 1912, Ben Franklin 1-Cent stamp. Second postcard written in Czech and sent to…

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The St. James Hotel was located at the southeast corner of Clinton Street and Iowa Avenue. This building burned down in 1916. Further historical information is on the back of postcard.

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The St. James Hotel was located at the southeast corner of Clinton Street and Iowa Avenue. This building burned down in 1916. Postcard written to Johnny Schminkey, dated November 30, 1913.

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A color film from Iowa City’s 1939 Centennial celebration.

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The first ICPL was on the second floor of the C.O.D. Steam Laundry building at 211 Iowa Ave. opening its doors on Thursday January 21, 1897. The library initially employed one librarian and held a total of 1,300 books. Public outcry for more…

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The building behind the horses says “First National Bank,” so this would be either Dubuque Street or Washington Street.

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The tall building on the right, facing Clinton street is the old Universalist church. It was dedicated on January 12, 1873. It was sold to the Iowa Unitarian Association in 1899. It was sold to the University of Iowa between 1900 and 1906 and was…
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