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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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  • Definitely the best area of downtown with a range of good restaurants and retail stores and bars. It's a small neighbourhood - but a nice spot to spend a few hours wandering the area and perhaps stopp...  more »
  • The wife and I went on a date day for lunch and some shopping. On a Saturday we went to the east village had some lunch and did some shopping. Kind of reminds me of some of the bigger cities. Had grea...  more »
  • Many shops and eateries near the State Capitol in Des Moines. Plenty of tap rooms and bars. There's some up-scale dining.  more »

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