Grenville M. Dodge House

Also known as: General Dodge House
605 S. 3rd St., Council Bluffs, Iowa


General Grenville M. Dodge House

1. Historic American Buildings Survey Gift of Union Pacific Railroad (n.d.) WEST (FRONT) SIDE (After 1916)

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Street View 


The home of Grenville Mellon Dodge, well-known railroad builder and politician. The four room mansion was constructed in 1869 or 1870. At the time it was completed it was described as one of the most beautiful houses in the state. When it passed on of the hands of the Dodge estate in 1950, it was described as one of the finest examples of Victorian architecture in this section of the country... -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS IA-30-5)

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
NR name
Dodge, Grenville M., House
Architectural styles
Victorian: Second Empire; Other architectural type; Mansard
Areas of significance
Military; Transportation; Communications
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874
Significant years
1869; 1916
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 2

Update Log 

  • April 28, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • April 23, 2017: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
  • August 4, 2012: New photos from Jim Allen