Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 5, 1961):
From 1869 until his death, this was the residence of Grenville M. Dodge (1831-1916), who as Chief Engineer supervised the completion in 1869 of the Union Pacific Railroad, part of the Nation's first continental railroad. His three story, 14 room Victorian mansion was considered one of the finest residences in Iowa at the time.
Currently, there are no threats to the land,ark.
There are no change this reporting period.