Civic Center Historic District

Des Moines River, Center St. Dam to Scott Ave. Dam, including both banks, Des Moines, Iowa


National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 7, 1988
Reference number
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Beaux Arts; Modern Movement: Art Deco
Areas of significance
Community Planning and Development; Landscape Architecture; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Water-related; Post office; City hall; Rail-related; Park; Library
Current functions
Library; Rail-related; Park; Water-related; City hall; Post office
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1925-1949
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3
Contributing structures: 7
Non-contributing structures: 5