Preserve Council Bluffs, formerly known as The Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Alliance, is a 501(c)3 organization that strives to preserve, protect and restore historic sites in the city of Council Bluffs.
Each year, we present our Historic Homes for the Holidays tour, Spring Soiree for Preservation (our dining in historic homes event), The Daily Nonpareil articles "The History We Live In" and guided Trolley Tours of Council Bluffs Historic Districts; the Trolley Tours are scheduled from May through September. We advocate for identification and designation of historic properties and historic districts within the City of Council Bluffs.
Our own project, the Bregant home, is a three-quarter sized Craftsman-style bungalow, built in 1912. Jean and Inez Bregant were known as the "Candy Kids" and served as spokespersons for the Woodward Candy Company of Council Bluffs. As a "little couple" Jean stood 45" tall and Inez was 42" tall. The home, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is also designated as a "Local Landmark", is truly one-of-a-kind. It features a waist-high fireplace mantle, a five foot tall built-in leaded glass china and curio cabinet and four foot long claw foot bathtub. Our organization is currently in the midst of bathroom and kitchen restoration.