This house on Grand Avenue was built in 1883 and is still standing. It was the home of Jefferson S. Polk and his wife Julia. Mr. Polk was born in Kentucky on February 18, 1831. He came to Des Moines in 1855 as a lawyer. He was a founder and promoter of the railway in Des Moines and was the president of Des Moines City Railroad Company. Mr. Polk died on November 3, 1907. The house is listed on The National Register of Historic Places.
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