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Historic General Dodge House
Dodge House
This lavish 14-room Victorian mansion is historically authentic, complete with a majority of the original furnishings. Built in 1869, it was the home of the noted Civil War General and railroad builder Grenville M. Dodge. Dodge is credited with convincing Abraham Lincoln to bring the first intercontinental railroad through Council Bluffs, essentially putting the city on the map. The house, along with the neighboring Beresheim House, is open February - December for tours. Call 322-2406 for times and admission fees.  General Dodge House is located at 605 S. 3rd Street.

The August Beresheim House, built in 1899 was owned by August and Clara Beresheim and their daughter Theda.  Mr. Beresheim worked for General Dodge at the Council Bluffs Savings Bank, of which Dodge owned.  Tours for the Dodge House start here, along with a gift shop and travel information.    

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Parks, Recreation, and Public Properties 
209 Pearl St. Suite 103
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Ph: (712) 328-4650

Larry Foster

John Batt
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