Historical Society of

Pottawattamie County

County Seat Council Bluffs, Iowa

     The house at 517 Fourth Street in Council Bluffs was built for Jean and Inez Bregant, who were respectively 45 and 42 inches tall.  The couple worked as sales and promotional representatives for the nationally-popular Woodward Candy factory.

     The interior of their home was specially designed to accomodate the physical stature of its occupants.  The fireplace mantle was to other people about waist-high.  The china cabinet, light switches, doorknobs, windows, bathtub, thermostat and other features were also scaled to meet their needs.

     To ensure the survival of this unique part of local history the house was purchased by Preserve Council Bluffs and is currently being refurbished.

Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Alliance

The mission of Preserve Council Bluffs is to promote and preserve the heritage of Council Bluffs through its architecture, sites, and people.

Learn more at PreserveCouncilBluffs.org