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Syndicate Block (added 2001 - - #01001059)
Also known as McCoy Building
501 E. Locust , Des Moines
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Christy, William, Cady, T.H.
Architectural Style: Renaissance
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Business, Multiple Dwelling
Current Function: Work In Progress

Taft--West Warehouse (added 2006 - - #06001162)
Also known as C.C. Taft Company Building;Plumb Supply Company;
216-222 Court Ave. , Des Moines
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Vorse, Kraetsch, & Kraetsch
Architectural Style: Early Commercial, Art Deco
Area of Significance: Commerce, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1950-1974, 1925-1949, 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade
Historic Sub-function: Warehouse
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Vacant/Not In Use
Current Sub-function: Professional

Teachout Building (added 1999 - - #99000491)
500-502 E. Locust St. , Des Moines
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event, Person
Architect, builder, or engineer: Proudfoor, Bird and Rawson
Architectural Style: Early Commercial
Historic Person: Teachout, H.E.
Significant Year: 1912
Area of Significance: Architecture, Commerce
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Health Care, Social
Historic Sub-function: Business, Clubhouse, Financial Institution, Medical Business/Office, Professional
Current Function: Work In Progress

Terrace Hill (added 2003 - - #03001036)
Also known as Iowa Governor's Mansion
2300 Grand Avenue , Des Moines
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Boyington, William W., Elletson, JT, Weidenmann, Jacob
Architectural Style: Second Empire
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874
Owner: State
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic, Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Museum, Single Dwelling

Terrace Hill (added 1972 - - #72000480)
Also known as Hubbell Mansion
2300 Grand Ave. , Des Moines
Historic Significance: Person, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Boyington,W.W.
Architectural Style: Other
Historic Person: Hubbell,F.M.,et al.
Significant Year: 1869, 1867
Area of Significance: Architecture, Transportation
Period of Significance: 1850-1874
Owner: State
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Single Dwelling

Theodore Roosevelt High School (added 2002 - - #02001234)
4419 Center St. , Des Moines
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Proudfoot, Bird and Rawson
Architectural Style: Tudor Revival
Area of Significance: Architecture, Education
Period of Significance: 1950-1974, 1925-1949
Owner: Local
Historic Function: Education
Historic Sub-function: School
Current Function: Education
Current Sub-function: School

Trent--Beaver House (added 1996 - - #96001145)
1802 6th Ave. , Des Moines
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Martin, John, Company
Architectural Style: Prairie School
Area of Significance: Transportation, Architecture, Community Planning And Development
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Single Dwelling

Trier, Paul J. and Ida, House (added 1988 - - #88002148)
6880 N.W. Beaver Dr. , Johnston
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Smith,Paul, Wright,Frank Lloyd
Architectural Style: Other
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1950-1974
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Single Dwelling

Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church (added 1998 - - #98000380)
Also known as Trinity United Methodist Church;Trinity Church
1548 8th St. , Des Moines
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Proudfoot, Bird & Rawson
Architectural Style: Classical Revival
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Religion
Historic Sub-function: Religious Structure
Current Function: Religion
Current Sub-function: Religious Structure

Turner, Susie P., Double House (added 1998 - - #98001284)
1420-1422 8th St. , Des Moines
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: James Maine & sons Company
Architectural Style: Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Multiple Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Multiple Dwelling

U.S. Post Office (added 1974 - - #74002323)
2nd and Walnut Sts. , Des Noines
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Taylor,James Knox
Architectural Style: No Style Listed
Area of Significance: Architecture, Communications
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Federal
Historic Function: Government
Historic Sub-function: Post Office
Current Function: Government
Current Sub-function: Post Office

Universalist Church (added 2005 - - #05000253)
420 4th St. , Mitchellville
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Mitchell, Thomas
Architectural Style: Mid 19th Century Revival
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1850-1874
Owner: Local
Historic Function: Religion
Historic Sub-function: Religious Structure
Current Function: Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Museum

Vail, Mrs. Marian D.--Prof. Charles Noyes Kinney House (added 1988 - - #88001340)
1318 27th St. , Des Moines
Historic Significance: Event
Area of Significance: Education
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Single Dwelling

Valley Junction-West Des Moines City Hall and Engine House (added 1983 - - #83000400)
137 5th St. , West Des Moines
Historic Significance: Event
Area of Significance: Politics/Government
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Government
Historic Sub-function: City Hall, Correctional Facility, Fire Station
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use

Veneman's Bungalow Court Historic District (added 2000 - - #00000929)
Also known as Droukas Court
1101-115 Droukas Court, 1228, 1232 E. 12th St. , Des Moines
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer: Veneman, Vernon and Eva
Architectural Style: Bungalow/Craftsman
Area of Significance: Community Planning And Development, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Single Dwelling

Wallace, Henry, House (added 1993 - - #93000412)
Also known as Uncle Henry Wallace House;See Also:Sherman Hill Historic Dis
756 16th St. , Des Moines
Historic Significance: Person
Historic Person: Wallace, Henry
Area of Significance: Conservation, Agriculture, Communications
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Recreation And Culture, Social
Current Sub-function: Business, Civic, Meeting Hall, Museum

Warfield, Pratt and Howell Company Warehouse (added 1985 - - #85001056)
Also known as 100 Court Avenue
100 West Court Ave. , Des Moines
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Proudfoot & Bird
Architectural Style: No Style Listed
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade
Historic Sub-function: Warehouse
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use

Watkins, Augustus, Blacksmith Shop (added 2003 - - #03000060)
2314 University Ave. , Des Moines
Historic Significance: Person, Architecture/Engineering
Historic Person: Watkins, Augustus "Gus",, Watkins, Effie
Significant Year: 1913, 1925, 1930
Area of Significance: Black, Commerce
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade
Historic Sub-function: Specialty Store
Current Function: Commerce/Trade
Current Sub-function: Specialty Store

Weitz, Charles H. and Lena May, House (added 1998 - - #98001282)
1424 5th Ave. , Des Moines
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Weitz, Charles H.
Architectural Style: Colonial Revival
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling, Warehouse
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Multiple Dwelling

West Chester (added 1984 - - #84001304)
Also known as D. S. Chamberlain House/Wesley Acres
3520 Grand Ave. , Des Moines
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: RantouL,William George
Architectural Style: Other
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Health Care
Current Sub-function: Sanatorium

West Ninth Streetcar Line Historic District (added 1998 - - #98000377)
Also known as Ninth Street Corridor;Ninth Street;9th Street;W. 9th St.
W. Ninth St. from University Ave. to Hickman Rd. , Des Moines
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer: et.al., Hallett & Rawson
Architectural Style: Late Victorian, Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements, Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals
Area of Significance: Transportation, Community Planning And Development, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899
Owner: Local , Private
Historic Function: Domestic, Education, Landscape, Transportation
Historic Sub-function: College, Multiple Dwelling, Park, Rail-Related, Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic, Government, Landscape, Transportation
Current Sub-function: Correctional Facility, Fire Station, Multiple Dwelling, Park, Road-Related, Single Dwelling

Wherry Block (added 1998 - - #98001283)
Also known as Wherry's Hall;Scruby Brothers Grocery;Scruby's Grocery Store
1600-1602 6th Ave. , Des Moines
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer: Wherry, S.C.
Architectural Style: Late Victorian
Area of Significance: Architecture, Community Planning And Development
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Multiple Dwelling, Specialty Store
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use

Woodland Place Historic District (added 2000 - - #00000927)
Also known as Woodland Heights Neighborhood
25th to 27th St. to Woodland Ave. , De Moines
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer: Taylor, Harry, Pharmer, Henry
Architectural Style: Bungalow/Craftsman
Area of Significance: Architecture, Community Planning And Development
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924
Owner: Local
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic
Current Sub-function: Single Dwelling

Youngerman Block (added 2009 - - #09000405)
Also known as Art Block
206-208 4th St. , Des Moines
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Foster, William, Youngerman, Conrad
Architectural Style: Art Deco, Italianate
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1875-1899
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade
Historic Sub-function: Specialty Store
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic
Current Sub-function: Hotel, Specialty Store

Younker Brothers Department Store (added 2010 - - #10000079)
713 Walnut St. , Des Moines
Historic Significance: Event
Area of Significance: Commerce
Period of Significance: 1950-1974, 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade
Historic Sub-function: Department Store
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use




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