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IOWA - Polk County - Vacant / Not In Use

Burnstein--Malin Grocery (added 1998 - - #98001277)
Also known as Malin's Kosher Delicatessen;Pickle Barrel Delicatessen;The P
Polk County - 1241 6th Ave. , Des Moines
(9 acres, 1 building)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
Area of Significance: Commerce, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling, Specialty Store
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use

Des Moines Rapid Transit Company Carbarn (added 1983 - - #78001249)
Also known as Des Moines Metropolitan Transit Authority Car Barn
Polk County - 24th and Ingersoll Ave. , Des Moines
(27 acres, 1 building)
Historic Significance: Event
Area of Significance: Transportation
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Owner: Local
Historic Function: Transportation
Historic Sub-function: Road-Related
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use

Des Moines Western Railway Freight House (added 2008 - - #08000682)
Also known as St. Paul & Des Moines Railroad Freight House
Polk County - 625 E. Court Ave. , Des Moines
(9 acres, 1 building)
Historic Significance: Event
Area of Significance: Transportation
Period of Significance: 1950-1974, 1925-1949, 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Transportation
Historic Sub-function: Rail-Related
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use, Work In Progress

Fort Des Moines Provisional Army Officer Training School (added 1974 - - #74000805)
Also known as Fort Des Moines Military Reservation
Polk County - Fort Des Moines Military Reservation , Des Moines
(2038 acres, 37 buildings)
Historic Significance: Event
Area of Significance: Military, Black
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Mixed
Historic Function: Defense
Historic Sub-function: Fortification
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Defense, Government, Vacant/Not In Use
Current Sub-function: Business, Fortification, Government Office

Haley, F.E., Double House (added 1998 - - #98001278)
Also known as Gordon Apartments
Polk County - 1233-1235 7th St. , Des Moines
(9 acres, 1 building)
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Smith & Gutterson
Architectural Style: Colonial Revival
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use

Hallett Flat--Rawson & Co. Apartment Building (added 2000 - - #00001456)
Also known as Arlington Apartments
Polk County - 1301-1307 Locust St. , Des Moines
(9 acres, 2 buildings, 1 structure)
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Hallett, George E., Proudfoot, Bird and Rawson
Architectural Style: Colonial Revival, Chicago
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Transportation
Historic Sub-function: Multiple Dwelling, Road-Related, Specialty Store
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use

Hawkeye Insurance Company Building (added 1986 - - #86000874)
Also known as Hawkeye Building
Polk County - 209 Fourth St. , Des Moines
(9 acres, 1 building)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Proudfoot,Bird & Rawson, Foster,William
Architectural Style: Italianate
Area of Significance: Architecture, Commerce
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade
Historic Sub-function: Business, Professional
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use

Hubbell Building (added 2004 - - #04000818)
Polk County - 904 Walnut St. , Des Moines
(9 acres, 1 building)
Historic Significance: Event
Area of Significance: Commerce
Period of Significance: 1950-1974, 1925-1949, 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade
Historic Sub-function: Business
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Vacant/Not In Use
Current Sub-function: Business

Kromer Flats (added 1996 - - #96001151)
Also known as Drummond Apartments;The Drummond
Polk County - 1433--1439 6th Ave. , Des Moines
(9 acres, 1 building)
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer: Liebbe,Nourse,& Rasmussen
Architectural Style: Renaissance
Area of Significance: Transportation, Community Planning And Development, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use

Methodist Deaconess Institute--Esther Hall (added 2009 - - #09000067)
Also known as Bible Training School; Women's Foreign Missionary Society;
Polk County - 921 Pleasant St. , Des Moines
(9 acres, 1 building)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Proudfoot, Bird and Rawson, Arthur Neumann and Sons
Architectural Style: Colonial Revival
Area of Significance: Religion, Social History, Education, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1950-1974, 1925-1949, 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic, Education, Religion, Religion, Religion
Historic Sub-function: Church Related Residence, Church School, Institutional Housing, Religious Structure, School
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use, Work In Progress

Murillo Flats (added 2009 - - #09000404)
Also known as McNamara Flats
Polk County - 605 16th St. , Des Moines
(9 acres, 1 building)
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architectural Style: Classical Revival
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Multiple Dwelling
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use

Northwestern Hotel (added 1984 - - #84001300)
Polk County - 321 E. Walnut , Des Moines
(9 acres, 1 building)
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Proudfoot,Bird & Rawson
Architectural Style: Renaissance
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Hotel
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use

Sargent's Garage (added 1998 - - #98001276)
Also known as Robinson's Paint and Body Shop;Grand Spring Body and Paint C
Polk County - 510 College Ave. , Des Moines
(9 acres, 1 building)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architectural Style: No Style Listed
Area of Significance: Architecture, Commerce
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade
Historic Sub-function: Specialty Store
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use

Taft--West Warehouse (added 2006 - - #06001162)
Also known as C.C. Taft Company Building;Plumb Supply Company;
Polk County - 216-222 Court Ave. , Des Moines
(9 acres, 1 building)
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

Valley Junction-West Des Moines City Hall and Engine House (added 1983 - - #83000400)
Polk County - 137 5th St. , West Des Moines
(9 acres, 1 building)
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

Warfield, Pratt and Howell Company Warehouse (added 1985 - - #85001056)
Also known as 100 Court Avenue
Polk County - 100 West Court Ave. , Des Moines
(9 acres, 1 building)
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

Wherry Block (added 1998 - - #98001283)
Also known as Wherry's Hall;Scruby Brothers Grocery;Scruby's Grocery Store
Polk County - 1600-1602 6th Ave. , Des Moines
(9 acres, 1 building)
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

Younker Brothers Department Store (added 2010 - - #10000079)
Polk County - 713 Walnut St. , Des Moines
(9 acres, 3 buildings)
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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