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The Historic Mansion

BERGMAN  MANSION » History
Famous Doors of Des Moines BERGMAN MANSION (Formerly “Herndon Hall”) 2000 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa
Herndon Hall was built in 1883 by Attorney Jefferson  Polk who named the home after his wife Julia Herndon.  It housed 3 Catholic Bishops, a clothing store,  and was the National Headquarters for Better Homes & Garden Real Estate Service. Currently, it is owned by Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Ronald S. Bergman and houses his Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery practice.

Mansion Entrance

Entering the Bergman Mansion, it is apparent Dr. Bergman has restored the mansion to its original elegance.

Entering the Bergman Mansion, it is apparent Dr. Bergman has restored the mansion to its original elegance.

The Original Parlor

The original parlor at the Bergman Mansion is now our waiting area finished in finely polished, hard white maple.

The original parlor at the Bergman Mansion is now our waiting area finished in finely polished, hard white maple.

Grand Staircase

The grand staircase welcomes all with its hand carved bannister.

The grand staircase welcomes all with its hand carved bannister.

Grand Staircase Window

The light shining through the leaded-glass windows gives the interior an elegant warm and home-like appearance.

The light shining through the leaded-glass windows gives the interior an elegant warm and home-like appearance.

Grand Staircase Landing

The second floor landing gives a glimpse of the rich construction with its ornate oak staircase.

The second floor landing gives a glimpse of the rich construction with its ornate oak staircase.

Second Floor

The original ceiling has been embellished with beautiful murals, in muted colors.

The original ceiling has been embellished with beautiful murals, in muted colors.

Fireplace

The fireplaces are built largely of red sandstone taken from the celebrated red rock quarry, situated in Iowa.

The fireplaces are built largely of red sandstone taken from the celebrated red rock quarry, situated in Iowa.

Grand Ballroom

The hallway to the exam rooms is lit with the original light fixture from the turn of the century.

The hallway to the exam rooms is lit with the original light fixture from the turn of the century.