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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. Postcard sent to Katie Reiss, postmarked October 23, 1907. Ben Franklin 1-cent…

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Sulfur Steam Baths was a Turkish Bath located at the corner of College and Capitol Streets. Postcard sent to Joe Anclaux, postmarked October 31, 1917. George Washington 1-cent stamp.

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Aerial view of downtown Iowa City. Identified buildings include old City Hall building, demolished in 1962. First postcard sent from Lida and Mrs. McWilliams to Mrs. A.B. Thompson, postmarked November 1, 1915, George Washington 1-cent stamp. …

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W.P. Hohenschuh's Mortuary was located at 13 South Linn Street, currently occupied by the Iowa City Yacht Club. Postcard sent from Carl Zetterwall to Alta B. Vaughn, postmarked November 15, 1937. Ben Franklin 1-cent stamp.

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Hotel Jefferson building on the left. The first postcard sent to Earnest [Sorichovich], postmarked November 29, 1923, George Washington 1-cent stamp. Second postcard sent to Anna Anthony, postmarked August 3, 1927, George Washington 2-cent stamp.

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At the time of this postcard, W.P. Hohenschuh owned a furniture store located at 20 South Dubuque Street. Sent to W.S. Pratt, postmarked December 30, 1906. Ben Franklin 1-Cent stamp.

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The Burkley Imperial Hotel was located at 9 East Washington Street. Postcard sent from Mary to Frank Harding, postmarked December 9, 1912. George Washington 1-cent stamp.

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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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Clinton Street Looking South from Iowa Ave

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The second location for the ICPL was at 212 East College Street in the Cannon & Pratt building opening in June of 1901. Today most of this site is occupied by the present public library building. While rent at this new location was an additional…

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Corner of Clinton Street and Iowa Avenue, downtown.

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Bremers store on the 100 block of East Washington Street, downtown.

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Washington Street in the historic Paul-Helen building. The Englert Theatre is at the far left in the last picture.

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John Wilson’s Sporting Goods store, across the street, later moved to the 400 block of East College, then to Eastdale Mall and later to the Sycamore Mall.

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This fire occurred on March 22, 1963.

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This fire occurred on March 22, 1963.

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This fire occurred on March 22, 1963.

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This fire occurred on March 22, 1963.

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This fire occurred on March 22, 1963.

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This fire occurred on March 22, 1963.

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This fire occurred on March 22, 1963.

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This fire occurred on March 22, 1963.

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Looking north on Clinton St. from College to Washington Streets. West side of Clinton. Slide printed April 1965.

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Corner of College and Dubuque, slide printed April 1965. Note on slide, "FUTURE SITE OF PLAZA CENTER I"

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South Dubuque Street and Alley. Future site of Plaza Centre One. Slide printed April 1965.

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Corner of East College and South Dubuque Streets before urban renewal. Strand Theater, Barbara's Bake Shoppe, and Sweeting Flowers. Future site of pedestrian mall. Slide printed April 1965.

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South Clinton Street before urban renewal. The fire on January 20, 1970, destroyed the Paper Place (130 South Clinton Street) and Things & Things & Things (132 South Clinton Street); addresses for these locations came from the 1966 City Directory.…

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Businesses featured: Dotty Dunn Hats, Rosheks, Moose, Iowa State Bank & Trust Company. There appear to be Christmas decorations on a building and street lamp.

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Buildings and businesses featured: Old Capitol Building, Iowa State Bank & Trust Company and Auto Bank
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