The Jordan House
The Jordan House
The Jordan House
The Jordan House

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Experience The Jordan House, a stately Victorian home of Italianate Gothic design and Bennett School, one of the last one-room schoolhouses built in Iowa.

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WDMHS Receives MidAmerican Energy Founda...
WDMHS Receives MidAmerican Energy Foundation Grant

The West Des Moines Historical Society is dedicated to the mission of historic preservation and to educate public about our historic sites in Central Iowa. Thanks to a recent grant of $7,500 from the MidAmerican... 

The Jordan House
The Jordan House

The Jordan House, a stately Victorian home of Italianate Gothic design, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a member of the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program....