Scenic USA - Iowa
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
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|Photos by Ben Prepelka|
Benjamin F. Allen, known as
Iowa's first millionaire, saw his 18,000 square foot home completed in 1869. Once dubbed the palace of the prairie, the Victorian mansion was built on a hillcrest, providing a great view of today's
Des Moines skyline. Originally, the home was built on 30 acres on the outskirts of a town of 7,000 people. Des Moines has grown up around Terrace Hill, and the mansion is now located in the heart of Iowa's capitol city.
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