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gles the Des Moines & Minnesota road crosses the Northwestern at Ames. These roads so accommodate as to have passenger trains connect here, so passengers can take trains for the south, north, east or west, with but little delay. On return to Ames, the passenger can generally, with but little delay, return north, south, east or west, as may be desired.
There are fourteen passenger trains passing through Ames daily at this time, and about regular freight trains. The Des Moines & Minnesota Railroad passes north from Ames through Franklin and Lafayette Townshipspassing through Gilbert station and Story City. Going south from Ames the road passes southwesterly through Washington and Palestine Townshipspassing through Kelly and Sbeldahlcrossing the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad nearly one mile and a half north of Sheldahl at what is called Sheldahl crossing.
HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING OF AMES.
It cost about $16,000; has six apartments, and will accommodate about three hundred and seventy-five scholars. It is three stories high, including the basement. It is a good looking brick building and arranged in the different departments for comfort and convenience. The building rests on a strong stone basement foundation. It has what some would call four fronts, at least that part above the square indicates it. It has a fine tower containing a well toned bell. The house was built about 1880 or 1881, and is an ornament to Ames. This structure would make a better showing were it on a nice elevation.
VALUE OF BRICK BUILDINGS OR BLOCKS IN AMES.
|Bigelow & Tilden's brick block||$12,000|
|High School Building||16,000|
|Giles Cook brick blocks, first one on corner (south side of Onondaga street,)||5,000|
|Giles Cook brick blocks, next east Onondaga street||3,000|
|Mrs. W. S. Bradley||3,900|
|W. M. Greeley||2,500|
|Samuel Lucas' heirs (post-office building)||2,500|
|T. K. Soper, (south side Onondaga street)||4,000|
|M. Pheney, (south side Onondaga street)||3,000|
|I. B. Frazee, (south side Onondaga street)||3,000|
|M. Matson, (south side Onondaga street)||4,000|
The following is a list of improvements made in Ames during the past year,from which it will be seen that there has been a consider