Perry and Brainard Block

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Perry and Brainard Block
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Perry and Brainard Block is located in Iowa
Perry and Brainard Block
Location 1601 6th Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa
Coordinates 41°36′29″N 93°37′31″W / 41.60806°N 93.62528°W / 41.60806; -93.62528Coordinates: 41°36′29″N 93°37′31″W / 41.60806°N 93.62528°W / 41.60806; -93.62528
Built 1888-1889
Architectural style Classical Revival
Governing body Private
MPS Towards a Greater Des Moines MPS
NRHP Reference # 96001149[1]
Added to NRHP October 25, 1996

The Perry and Brainard Block is an historic building located in Des Moines, Iowa, United States. The structure was built between 1888 and 1889 and served as the city hall for the suburb of North Des Moines. When it was constructed it was the largest commercial building in North Des Moines.[2] It is significant in the Annexation Movement in Des Moines and its suburbs in the late 19th century. It is the only known public building that has survived from this period. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996 as a part of the Towards a Greater Des Moines MPS.[1] It was listed in 2011 as one of Iowa's Most Endangered Properties.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b "Former North Des Moines City Hall". Preservation Iowa. Retrieved 2012-02-28.