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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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  • Dining and shopping was amazing. My friends and I enjoyed the day in the East village. Unfortunately, I have forgotten the name of the restaurant, but is was great food. Shopping in unique stores is g...  more »
  • This is a renovated area of Des Moines that has trendy shops and restaurants. It's fun to go inside and see some of the old building architecture. Interesting and diverse restaurants and clubs blend i...  more »
  • The East Village is my favorite area of Des Moines. It boasts lots of local small businesses that offer everything from antiques, used books, old plumbing parts, specialty foods, pet stores, spas, and...  more »