The Bregant House is Now Open For Tours

Some called it "the doll house."  Built specifically to accommodate 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 down. The house at 517 Fourth Street in Council Bluffs was built for Jean and Inez Bregant, who were respectively 45 and 42 inches tall, is truly one of a kind.

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A Council Bluffs Christmas

Council Bluffs: Then and Now

Two Malls in the Bluffs

The Bluffs: Where the East Ended

Council Bluffs Haymarket District

Council Bluffs First High School

Why Preservation Matters

CB: Nebraska's First Capital

Grocery Stores of Council Bluffs

Candy From Council Bluffs

Learn the history of Woodward Candy in this podcast.

The Black Angel's Secret

Daniel Chester French took time out from his work on the iconic seated Abraham Lincoln in Washington to come to Council Bluffs to create a memorial to Ruth Anne Dodge.  Why the Dodge family was so embarrassed over such a priceless work they cancelled the formal dedication has been a mystery... until now.