Dodge House Museum, Council Bluffs, IA Photos

General Grenville Dodge was a railway surveyor who became prominent enough to host Abraham Lincoln when Lincoln came to Council Bluffs to campaign for President. Dodge conveyed his vision of how to route American railways westward from Council Bluffs. During the Civil War Dodge became a General in making his mark both in battle and in repairing rail lines needed by Union troops. Grenville Dodge then became founding president of the Union Pacific Railroad and built his house (1869) in Council Bluffs. The Dodge House is now a museum (605 South 3rd St.) showing the opulence of this railway pioneer.

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General Grenville Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.General Grenville Dodge House museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Side yard facade of Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Brackets of Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
General Grenville Dodge House (1869) (605 South 3rd St.). Council Bluffs, IA. On National Register.General Grenville Dodge House museum (1869). Council Bluffs, IA.Side yard facade of Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Brackets of Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Front door of Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Front porch pillars of Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Front hall of Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Newell post lamp at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Front door of Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Front porch pillars of Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Front hall of Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Newell post lamp at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Newell post at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Curved stair rail at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Banjo wall clock at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Reverse glass painting of chariot on banjo wall clock at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Newell post at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Curved stair rail at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Banjo wall clock at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Reverse glass painting of chariot on banjo wall clock at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Front hall of Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Front parlor at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Parlor settee at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Parlor settee at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Front hall of Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Front parlor at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Parlor settee at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Parlor settee at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Coffin at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Back parlor at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Settee & chairs in parlor at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Parlor table at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Coffin at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Back parlor at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Settee & chairs in parlor at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Parlor table at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Fireplace & chairs in parlor at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Portrait of General Grenville Dodge at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Portrait of Ruth Anne Brown Dodge wife of General Dodge at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Oil lamp at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Fireplace & chairs in parlor at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Portrait of General Grenville Dodge at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Portrait of Ruth Anne Brown Dodge wife of General Dodge at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Oil lamp at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Library at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Vase with seated figures at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Oil lamp with Greek themes at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Desk & table in library at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Library at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Vase with seated figures at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Oil lamp with Greek themes at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Desk & table in library at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Lithophane lamp at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Portrait of General Grenville Dodge at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Portraits of Abraham Lincoln & General William Sherman at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.General Philip H. Sheridan signed portrait at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Lithophane lamp at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Portrait of General Grenville Dodge at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Portraits of Abraham Lincoln & General William Sherman at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.General Philip H. Sheridan signed portrait (1895) at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Powder horn candlestick at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Dodge family closed metal plated firewood box at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Dining room at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Dining table at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Powder horn candlestick at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Dodge family closed metal plated firewood box at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Dining room at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Dining table at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Silver spoon warmer at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Shelves with China, glass & silver tea service at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Silver tea service & candlesticks used in Dodge's personal Union Pacific dining car at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Dining room wallpaper, sideboard & fireplace at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Silver spoon warmer at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Shelves with China, glass & silver tea service at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Silver tea service & candlesticks used in Dodge's personal Union Pacific dining car at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Dining room wallpaper, sideboard & fireplace at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Dining room fireplace at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Bedroom at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Ladder-back chair with high-button boots at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Grenville Dodge's office at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Dining room fireplace at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Bedroom at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Ladder-back chair with high-button boots at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Grenville Dodge's office at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Decanter & glasses at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Armchair & cane at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Lithophane oil lamp at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Grenville Dodge's office at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Decanter & glasses at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Armchair & cane at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Lithophane oil lamp at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Grenville Dodge's office at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Fireplace with mantle clock in Grenville Dodge's office at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Small ear trumpet at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Silver candle sticks at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Silver tea service at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Fireplace with mantle clock in Grenville Dodge's office at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Small ear trumpet at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Silver candle sticks at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Silver tea service at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Child's bedroom at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Lamp with angel at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Bedroom with elaborate wallpaper at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Trunks stored at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Child's bedroom at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Lamp with angel at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Bedroom with elaborate wallpaper at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Trunks stored at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Storage box with embossed lid at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.The Pursuit print by Currier & Ives at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.The Prairie Hunter - One rubbed out! print by N. Currier at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Life on the Prairie - The Buffalo Hunt print by Currier & Ives at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Storage box with embossed lid at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.The Pursuit print (1856) by Currier & Ives at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.The Prairie Hunter - One rubbed out! print (1852) by N. Currier at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Life on the Prairie - The Buffalo Hunt print (c1850s) by Currier & Ives at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Art Nouveau bedroom at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Metal bed frame in Art Nouveau bedroom at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Art Nouveau lamp at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Art Nouveau dressing table & mirror at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Art Nouveau bedroom at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Metal bed frame in Art Nouveau bedroom at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Art Nouveau lamp at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Art Nouveau dressing table & mirror at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Art Nouveau lamp at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Art Nouveau armchair at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Art Nouveau wall clock at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Art Nouveau mirror at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Art Nouveau lamp at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Art Nouveau armchair at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Art Nouveau wall clock at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Art Nouveau mirror at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Art Nouveau embroidery of young woman with red flowers at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Art Nouveau gas ceiling lamp at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Walnut bedroom set displayed at 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Headboard of walnut bedroom set from Ogden Hotel of Council Bluffs at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Art Nouveau embroidery of young woman with red flowers at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Art Nouveau gas ceiling lamp at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Walnut bedroom set displayed at 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Headboard of walnut bedroom set (1876) from Ogden Hotel of Council Bluffs at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Headboard detail of 1876 Philadelphia World's Fair bed at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Footboard detail of 1876 Philadelphia World's Fair bed at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Blue glass blown bowl at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Wallpaper with peacocks at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Headboard detail of 1876 Philadelphia World's Fair bed at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Footboard detail of 1876 Philadelphia World's Fair bed at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Blue glass blown bowl at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Wallpaper with peacocks at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Dresser with mirror from walnut bedroom set displayed at 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Wallpaper with peacocks at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Blue glass with crystals candlestick at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Blue glass vanity objects plus blue oil lamp with white glass shade at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Dresser with mirror from walnut bedroom set displayed at 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Wallpaper with peacocks at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Blue glass with crystals candlestick at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Blue glass vanity objects plus blue oil lamp with white glass shade at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Blue glass oil lamp & bowl on metal pedestal at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Top-floor ballroom with square piano & mirror at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Music box from Germany in ballroom at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Metal disks of music box in ballroom at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Blue glass oil lamp & bowl on metal pedestal at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Top-floor ballroom with square piano & mirror at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Music box from Germany in ballroom at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Metal disks of music box in ballroom at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Painting of Mormon town of Kanesville which became Council Bluffs in 1852 at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Packard Organ by Fort Wayne Organ Co. of Indiana at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Hexagonal glass lamp at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Top-floor bedroom at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Painting of Mormon town of Kanesville which became Council Bluffs in 1852 at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Packard Organ by Fort Wayne Organ Co. of Indiana at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Hexagonal glass lamp at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Top-floor bedroom at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Vanity mirror in top-floor bedroom at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Guest bedroom at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Kitchen with M&D cast iron stove at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Kitchen eating table with hot water tilting pitcher at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Vanity mirror in top-floor bedroom at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Guest bedroom at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Kitchen with M&D cast iron stove at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Kitchen eating table with hot water tilting pitcher at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Mantle clock at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Dinner plate with birds which belonged to Dodge family at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Dinner plate with gold trim which belonged to Dodge family at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Civil War history books by Major-General Grenville M. Dodge at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Mantle clock at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Dinner plate with birds which belonged to Dodge family at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Dinner plate with gold trim which belonged to Dodge family at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Civil War history books by Major-General Grenville M. Dodge at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Union Pacific Railway history books by Major-General Grenville M. Dodge at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Two dollar bank notes issued by Baldwin & Dodge of Council Bluffs at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Soldiers Memorial graphic covering Dodge's Company F, 4th Regiment of Iowa Vol. Infantry during Civil War at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Union Pacific Railway history books by Major-General Grenville M. Dodge at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Two dollar bank notes issued by Baldwin & Dodge of Council Bluffs at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Soldiers Memorial graphic covering Dodge's Company F, 4th Regiment of Iowa Vol. Infantry during Civil War at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.

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