Those of you who subscribe to the Quad-City Times may have seen the recent articles by Alma Gaul concerning the historical Oak Knoll mansion and its designer Jens Jensen.
But we have more images of this historic property in our collections—in fact, we have two panoramics, one of the house and grounds:
And one taken from the balcony of the house:
Panoramics are several feet long, so some of the details aren’t obvious in the adjusted images above as in these cropped sections:
We also have several of the J.J. Reimer family, the first owners of Oak Knoll, as taken by the Hostetler Studios around 1913. These images may have been taken inside the house, as they do not match the usual settings used by the studio in other photographs.
Regardless, several of the Reimers images do show the kind of interior décor Oak Knoll might have had and give a lovely portrait of the first family who called it home: