The Historical Society of Pottawattamie County needs
to raise $30,000 to replace the roof on the Historic
Pottawattamie County Squirrel Cage Jail.
A new roof will cost $97,000. Insurance will
pay $67,000. (There was hail damage and
already is water damage in the building.) The
new roof will have simulated slate panels made
largely from recycled materials and backed by a
lifetime guarantee. It will look authentic and
preserve the building’s historical integrity.
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP: Sponsor a tile
for the roof for $7. Donations can be dropped off at
the Squirrel Cage Jail, RailsWest Railroad Museum,
or the Valley View Drive branch of Frontier Savings
Bank. Or mail your contribution to the
Historical Society of Pottawattamie County, P.O. Box
2, Council Bluffs, IA 51502. (Unfortunately we
cannot accept payments via the website at this
THANK YOU for your generosity!