Home Federal Savings and Loan Association of Des Moines Building

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Home Federal Savings and Loan Association of Des Moines Building
Home Federal Savings and Loan Association of Des Moines Building is located in Iowa
Home Federal Savings and Loan Association of Des Moines Building
Home Federal Savings and Loan Association of Des Moines Building is located in the US
Home Federal Savings and Loan Association of Des Moines Building
Location 601 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa
Coordinates 41°35′16.9″N 93°37′32.8″W / 41.588028°N 93.625778°W / 41.588028; -93.625778Coordinates: 41°35′16.9″N 93°37′32.8″W / 41.588028°N 93.625778°W / 41.588028; -93.625778
Area less than one acre
Built 1962
Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Architectural style Modernist
NRHP reference # 100000561[1]
Added to NRHP January 24, 2017

The Home Federal Savings and Loan Association of Des Moines Building, also known as the Catholic Pastoral Center, is a historic building located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, United States. Completed in 1962, it is considered to be "one of the most well-known examples of mid-century modern architecture in Des Moines."[2] It was designed by the prominent Chicago architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and it is one of the first steel and glass modernist buildings in the city's downtown. The three-story building rises to the height of 40.25 feet (12.27 m).[3] It was built for the Home Federal Savings and Loan Association of Des Moines, which failed in 1990 amid the country's Savings and loan crisis. There was concern that the building would be torn down so the Des Moines City Council designated it as a local landmark. In 1992 philanthropist Ed Ochylski acquired it and donated it to the Diocese of Des Moines, who converted it into their headquarters. From 2016 to 2017, the building underwent a $10 million renovation. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Joel Aschbrenner (May 3, 2016). "Hidden architectural gem to get $10 million makeover". Des Moines: The Des Moines Register. Retrieved 2017-10-12.
  3. ^ "Catholic Pastoral Center". Emporis. Retrieved 2017-10-12.