Historical Society of

Pottawattamie County

County Seat Council Bluffs, Iowa

For many years Terrace Hill in Des Moines was the only Iowa building featured in major surveys of American architecture.  The home was designed by William Boyington, the same architect that designed the General Dodge home in Council Bluffs.    

1970s Iowa commercial architecture frequently made extensive use of concrete, as demonstrated by the DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center.

The combination of a water tower and house near Churchtown is an unusual example of Iowa architecture.

The twenty-five foot high statue of Pocahontas greets visitors to the town of the same name, an example of 1950s Iowa highway architecture.