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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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  • I really enjoyed the East Village. There are a lot of nice restaurants, unique shops, theater and art options and interesting history. This is one of my favorite sections of New York.  more »
  • I live in Iowa but don't get to Des Moines very often. This was my first time at Wooly's, I had a ticket for a concert there last night. The venue was big, which was nice, but thats the only good thin...  more »
  • EV is very trendy, but I'm not sure why. If you like shabby chic, then ok. Area very eclectic...lot's of old & nasty places, meet newer overpriced real estate. Very hip place for young people or old p...  more »