East Village (Des Moines)

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Coordinates: 41°35′13″N 93°36′40″W / 41.587°N 93.611°W / 41.587; -93.611

Locust Street looking east from 4th Street, toward the Iowa State Capitol

The Historic 'East Village' [1] is a commercial and residential neighborhood in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, United States. It is bounded by Interstate 235 on the north, the Des Moines River on the west and south,[2] 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.

In 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 hip eateries, boutique shops and loft-style housing.

See also[edit]

The following are other buildings in the East Village that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places:


  1. ^ Historic East Village website
  2. ^ "Des Moines Neighborhoods - Historic East Village". City of Des Moines. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
Alba, one of numerous East Village establishments
Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church in the East Village