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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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  • What a wonderfully fun array of shops and restaurants, unique in its local flavor and feel from anywhere else in the Midwest. We stayed at Staybridge Suites for the weekend and ventured around. A few ...  more »
  • Would like to go back to check out more of the shops and restaurants. Some music venues and a very family friendly area.  more »
  • If you want to see unique, this is the area to walk and shop. There are all sorts of places, from restaurants, like Open Sesame to Quintons and many more and the Ray Gun shirt shop with a YUGE selecti...  more »

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