Historical and Preservation 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 has been refurbished.  The house is part of the annual Historic Homes for the Holidays tour in December and tours are offered the rest of the year by Preserve Council Bluffs; click here to schedule a tour.

     Admission is $5; Historical Society members free.

     Click here for more information about the Bregant House.