East Village is a commercial and residential
neighborhood in Des
Moines, Iowa, United States.
Locust Street looking east from 4th
Street, toward the Iowa State Capitol
It is bounded by Des Moines Street on the
north, the Des Moines River
west, Vine Street on the south, and East 14th Street on the east.
Village is home to the Iowa State Capitol as well as many buildings on the National Register of
In 2000, the City of Des Moines slated several buildings in the
neighborhood for demolition, however, a group of individuals came
together to advocate saving the buildings. Many of the structures
stand today as homes to hip eateries, boutique shops and loft-style
Alba, one of numerous East Village
East 6th Street and East Grand Avenue
in 1953, featuring Hammer Pharmacy in the background.
Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church in
the East Village