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Street Surfaces in Des Moines

If you drove down 6th Avenue a couple of weeks ago while they were prepping to pave, you would've seen the red brick road that is normally hidden.  Des Moines has had many different types of surfaces over the years:
  • The first surfacing of macadam was applied to Des Moines streets in 1882.

Old Des Moines University

The area where Park Fair Mall now stands at Second and Euclid is the site of an interesting piece of Des Moines educational history. Highland Park College, Des Moines University, and the University of Lawsonomy once stood on this spot.


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