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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 can see that a lot of effort is going into trying to make this a trendy neighborhood. It just doesn't have the energy and vibe. 
  • Downtown Des Moines is popping, and part of the fun is the East Village Historic District. Located at the base of the Iowa Capitol, are streets of historic buildings with boutiques, coffee shops, bars...  more »
  • We walked through the East Village during a stay for business. There are many business that looked interesting but we had limited time. We did stop in a couple shops that were antique type items. Woul...  more »