December 2011

Des Moines and Polk County City Directories - Online

Checkout our online city directory collection. We've uploaded Des Moines and Polk County City Directories from 1866-1922 to Archive.org. I've embedded instructions for optimal online viewing below (you may want to click the fullscreen view button to make the instructions easier to read). Here is a link directly to our City Directory collection on Archive.org. Enjoy! [scribd id=75230427 key=key-jahwtp6knr26252wap9 mode=list]

ROADSIDE SETTLEMENT HOUSE

Roadside Settlement House image

People passing by the large brick building at Seventh and Scott streets in Des Moines may not realize its significance in Des Moines history. The structure, listed as one of "Des Moines Seven Most Endangered Buildings" by the Des Moines Rehabbers Club (2008), was the longtime home of the Roadside Settlement House.