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East Village, Des Moines

Categories: Neighborhoods, Tourist Spots
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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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  • East Village was one of the highlights of my three day visit to Des Moines. What can I say? Unique shops and restaurants and bars and not a chain restaurant in sight. Two of my favorite shops were Por...  read more »
  • The East Village is a Great example of the many things Des Moines is doing to revitalize their entire downtown experience. The night life has stood out for nearly a decade as one of the regions best. ...  read more »
  • Feels like a small village in a large city. New shops and restaurants popping up quite often. Quaint place to spend a morning, afternoon, or evening. 
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