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East Village, Des Moines

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The East Village is a commercial and residential neighborhood in central Des Moines, Iowa, United States directly East of Downtown Des Moines. It is bounded by Interstate 235 on the north, the Des Moines River on the west and south, and East 14th Street on the east. The Historic East Village is home to the Iowa State Capitol, State of Iowa Historical Museum, and many buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.HistoryIn 2000, the City of Des Moines slated several buildings in the neighborhood for demolition, however, a group of individuals came together to advocate saving the buildings. Many of the structures stand today as homes to eateries, boutique shops, and loft-style housing.GeographyNational Register of Historic Places within the neighborhood include: Baker-Devotie-Hollingsworth BlockHohberger BuildingMunicipal BuildingNorthwestern HotelSyndicate BlockTeachout Building The neighborhood includes the Iowa State Capitol and other state government buildings to the east and several city government buildings to the west.
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  • The area's very vintage. Beautiful scenic routes as well as Lofts. Look forward to the additions from Vivid illusions.  more »
  • Very different from downtown....less parking spots and more to see while you walk around and explore. Place is filled with old building and small businesses that attract the curious eye. I love the re...  more »
  • Surprise--Des Moines is home to sophisticated shopping and great places for lunch and dinner. Try "Open Sesame" for their Middle Eastern food and Aimee's for trendy clothes.  more »