Owl's Head Historic District

Ridge Rd., Forest Dr., 28th and 29th Sts., Des Moines, Iowa


Street View 

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 11, 1978
Reference number
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Colonial Revival; Victorian; Other architectural type; Medieval Rectilinear
Areas of significance
Transportation; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899
Significant years
1890; 1905; 1917
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 52
Non-contributing buildings: 11


19th Century (38,039)
Brick (42,466)
Built 1890 (945)
Built during 1890s (7,671)
Ceramic tile (3,229)
Colonial Revival (5,251)
Des Moines, Iowa (143)
District (10,578)
Have Street View (48,844)
Iowa (2,528)
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival (16,279)
Polk County, Iowa (167)
Private owner (54,403)
Stone (26,168)
Victorian (19,703)

Update Log 

  • May 1, 2017: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger