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Ashby Manor Historic District
(added 1992 - Polk County - #92001150)
Roughly bounded by Beaver Ave. and Ashby Park , Des Moines
(280 acres, 91 buildings)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: McDowell,Guy, McMurray,E.T.
Architectural Style: Colonial Revival, Moderne, Tudor Revival
Area of Significance: Architecture, Community Planning And Development, Landscape Architecture
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Single Dwelling

Bates Park Historic District
(added 1996 - Polk County - #96001154)
4th St. between Orchard and Clark Sts. , Des Moines
(130 acres, 16 buildings)
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer: Newton, William
Architectural Style: Colonial Revival
Area of Significance: Community Planning And Development, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899
Owner: Local , Private
Historic Function: Domestic, Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Outdoor Recreation, Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic, Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Outdoor Recreation, Single Dwelling

Camp Dodge Pool District
(added 1995 - Polk County - #95000098)
Also known as Camp Dodge Swimming Pool Complex
Buildings A22--A24, Camp Dodge , Johnston
(53 acres, 2 buildings, 1 structure)
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer: Nielsen, William N., Pearse, Robinson & Sprague
Architectural Style: Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements
Area of Significance: Entertainment/Recreation, Engineering, Military
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924
Owner: State
Historic Function: Defense, Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Military Facility, Sport Facility
Current Function: Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Sport Facility

Chautauqua Park Historic District
(added 1990 - Polk County - #89001776)
Roughly bounded by 16th St., Hickman Rd., and Chautauqua Pkwy. , Des Moines
(670 acres, 99 buildings)
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer: Et al., Foglesong,L. Earl
Architectural Style: Tudor Revival, Colonial Revival
Area of Significance: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Community Planning And Development
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924
Owner: Local , Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Single Dwelling

Civic Center Historic District
(added 1988 - Polk County - #88001168)
Also known as See Also:US Post Office;Municipal Building;Public Library of
Des Moines River, Center St. Dam to Scott Ave. Dam, including both banks , Des Moines
(930 acres, 3 buildings, 7 structures)
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer: Multiple
Architectural Style: Art Deco, Beaux Arts
Area of Significance: Community Planning And Development, Landscape Architecture, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899
Owner: Mixed
Historic Function: Education, Government, Landscape, Transportation
Historic Sub-function: City Hall, Library, Park, Post Office, Rail-Related, Water-Related
Current Function: Education, Government, Landscape, Transportation
Current Sub-function: City Hall, Library, Park, Post Office, Rail-Related, Water-Related

College Corner Commercial Historic Business District
(added 1998 - Polk County - #98000385)
Also known as Highland Park Historic Business District at Euclid and Secon
Euclid Ave., between Second and Third Aves. , Des Moines
(20 acres, 5 buildings)
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer: Liebbe, Nourse & Rasmussen
Architectural Style: Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements
Area of Significance: Architecture, Commerce
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade
Historic Sub-function: Business, Financial Institution, Organizational, Specialty Store
Current Function: Commerce/Trade
Current Sub-function: Business, Financial Institution, Organizational, Specialty Store

Drake University Campus Historic District
(added 1988 - Polk County - #88001341)
Roughly two blks. along University Ave. near Twenty-fifth St. , Des Moines
(90 acres, 6 buildings)
Historic Significance: Person, Event
Historic Person: Bell,Hill M.,et al.
Significant Year: 1883, 1903, 1908
Area of Significance: Exploration/Settlement, Education
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Education
Historic Sub-function: Library
Current Function: Education
Current Sub-function: Library

Flynn Farm, Mansion, and Barn
(added 1973 - Polk County - #73000737)
Also known as Flynn Farm;Walnut Hill Farm;Clive Honor Farm
2600 111th St. , Des Moines
(3500 acres, 2 buildings)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
Architectural Style: Other
Area of Significance: Conservation, Landscape Architecture, Agriculture, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1850-1874
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Agriculture/Subsistence, Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Animal Facility, Single Dwelling, Storage
Current Function: Work In Progress

Fort Des Moines Provisional Army Officer Training School
(added 1974 - Polk County - #74000805)
Also known as Fort Des Moines Military Reservation
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

Goddard Bungalow Court Historic District
(added 2000 - Polk County - #00000930)
1410-21 Goddard Court, 1232 14th St. , Des Moines
(17 acres, 12 buildings)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architectural Style: Bungalow/Craftsman
Area of Significance: Community Planning And Development, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Single Dwelling

Highland Park Historic Business District at Euclid and Sixth Avenues
(added 1998 - Polk County - #98000867)
Roghly jct. of Euclis Ave. and Sixth Ave. , Des Moines
(60 acres, 18 buildings)
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer: Hallett & Rawson, Wetherell & Gage
Architectural Style: Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements
Area of Significance: Commerce, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade
Historic Sub-function: Business, Department Store, Financial Institution, Organizational, Restaurant, Specialty Store
Current Function: Commerce/Trade
Current Sub-function: Business, Financial Institution, Organizational, Restaurant, Specialty Store, Warehouse

Ingersoll Place Plat Historic District
(added 2000 - Polk County - #00000931)
28th St., Linden and High Sts. , Des Moines
(78 acres, 52 buildings)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Dombach, Charles
Architectural Style: Bungalow/Craftsman, Colonial Revival
Area of Significance: 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

Iowa State Fair and Exposition Grounds Historic District
(added 1987 - Polk County - #87000014)
Also known as Iowa State Fairgrounds;See Also:Fish and Game Pavilion and A
E. Thirtieth St. and Grand Ave. , Des Moines
(3130 acres, 39 buildings, 1 structure)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Et al., Keffer & Jones
Architectural Style: No Style Listed
Area of Significance: Conservation, Entertainment/Recreation, Agriculture, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899
Owner: State
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Fair
Current Function: Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Fair

Kingman Place Historic District
(added 2000 - Polk County - #00000928)
27th to 31st Sts., Kingman Blvd., Rutland St. and Cottage Ave. , Des Moines
(185 acres, 129 buildings)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architectural Style: Bungalow/Craftsman, Colonial Revival
Area of Significance: 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

Linden Heights Historic District
(added 2003 - Polk County - #03001262)
Foster Dr., Glenview Dr., Woodlawn, Park Hill Dr. W of SW 42nd St. , Des Moines
(1320 acres, 157 buildings, 2 objects)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Johnson, Carl V., Boyd and Moore
Architectural Style: Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival
Area of Significance: Architecture, Transportation, Community Planning And Development
Period of Significance: 1950-1974, 1925-1949, 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic, Transportation
Historic Sub-function: Road-Related, Secondary Structure, Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic, Recreation And Culture, Transportation
Current Sub-function: Road-Related, Secondary Structure, Single Dwelling, Work Of Art (Sculpture, Carving, Rock Art)

Middlesex Plat Historic District
(added 2000 - Polk County - #00000932)
Center St. to Woodland Ave., 31st to 35th Sts. , Des Moines
(377 acres, 240 buildings)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Tillia, Henry
Architectural Style: Bungalow/Craftsman
Area of Significance: Community Planning And Development, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Local
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Single Dwelling

Newens Sanitary Dairy Historic District
(added 2003 - Polk County - #03000062)
Also known as Newens Danitary Dairy
2300-2312 University Ave., and 2225 University Ave. , Des Moines
(9 acres, 2 buildings)
Historic Significance: Event, Person
Historic Person: Newens, Lynn,, Newens, Susan
Significant Year: 1913, 1922, 1934
Area of Significance: Agriculture, Commerce, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Agriculture/Subsistence, Commerce/Trade, Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Processing, Single Dwelling
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic
Current Sub-function: Hotel, Professional, Restaurant, Specialty Store

Oaklands, The, Historic District
(added 1996 - Polk County - #96001155)
Oakland and Arlington Aves. between Franklin and College Aves. , Des Moines
(380 acres, 52 buildings, 1 structure)
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer: Liebbe, Nourse, & Rasmussen, Cross, C.C., & Company
Architectural Style: Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, Queen Anne
Area of Significance: Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Community Planning And Development
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Multiple Dwelling, Single Dwelling

Owl's Head Historic District
(added 1978 - Polk County - #78001253)
Ridge Rd., Forest Dr., 28th and 29th Sts. , Des Moines
(260 acres, 52 buildings)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Multiple
Architectural Style: Other, Colonial Revival, Late Victorian
Area of Significance: Transportation, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Single Dwelling

Prospect Park Second Plat Historic District
(added 1998 - Polk County - #98000375)
Also known as Official Plat of Government Lot 2, Corrected Plat of the Sec
Roughly along the Des Moines R. S to Franklin Ave., between 6th Ave. and 9th St. , Des Moines
(230 acres, 54 buildings)
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer: et.al., Vorse, Norman T.
Architectural Style: Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements, Late Victorian
Area of Significance: Community Planning And Development, Architecture, Landscape Architecture
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899
Owner: Local , Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Landscape
Historic Sub-function: Department Store, Multiple Dwelling, Park, Single Dwelling
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Landscape
Current Sub-function: Business, Multiple Dwelling, Park, Single Dwelling

Riverview Park Plat Historic District
(added 1996 - Polk County - #96001157)
Arlington Ave. between Franklin and 6th Aves. , Des Moines
(110 acres, 30 buildings, 1 structure)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Multiple et al.
Architectural Style: Queen Anne, Tudor Revival, Colonial Revival
Area of Significance: Architecture, Community Planning And Development, Landscape Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Multiple Dwelling, Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Multiple Dwelling, Single Dwelling

Sherman Hill Historic District
(added 1979 - Polk County - #79000926)
Also known as See Also:Lexington, The;Sherman, Hoyt, Place
Roughly bounded by Woodland Ave., 19th, School, and 15th Sts. , Des Moines
(800 acres, 210 buildings)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
Architectural Style: Late Victorian
Area of Significance: Transportation, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899
Owner: Local , Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Multiple Dwelling, Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Multiple Dwelling, Single Dwelling

Sixth and Forest Historic District
(added 1996 - Polk County - #96001156)
Jct. of 6th and Forest Aves., NE and NW corners , Des Moines
(9 acres, 6 buildings)
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architectural Style: Romanesque, Early Commercial, Other
Area of Significance: Architecture, Community Planning And Development
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Multiple Dwelling, Specialty Store
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic
Current Sub-function: Multiple Dwelling, Specialty Store

Sylvan Theater Historic District
(added 1995 - Polk County - #95000965)
Also known as Greenwood Park Outdoor Theater
In Greenwood Park on W side of 45th St., 1 block S of jct. with Grand Ave. , Des Moines
(40 acres, 1 building, 1 structure)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Robinson, Francis Asbury, Bartholomew, Harland, Associates
Architectural Style: No Style Listed
Area of Significance: Landscape Architecture, Entertainment/Recreation, Social History
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Owner: Local
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Outdoor Recreation, Theater
Current Function: Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Outdoor Recreation, Theater

Veneman's Bungalow Court Historic District
(added 2000 - Polk County - #00000929)
Also known as Droukas Court
1101-115 Droukas Court, 1228, 1232 E. 12th St. , Des Moines
(9 acres, 11 buildings)
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

West Ninth Streetcar Line Historic District
(added 1998 - Polk County - #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
(110 acres, 97 buildings)
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

Woodland Place Historic District
(added 2000 - Polk County - #00000927)
Also known as Woodland Heights Neighborhood
25th to 27th St. to Woodland Ave. , De Moines
(334 acres, 203 buildings)
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




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