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Des Moines City Beautiful Project

Detailed map of Des Moines, Iowa, published in Des Moines in 1920.

The map is filled with important local information, including early street car lines, parks, pubic buildings, etc. 

The map was issued following Des Moines "City Beautiful" project.  At the turn of the 20th century, Des Moines undertook a "City Beautiful" project in which large Beaux Arts public buildings and fountains were constructed along the Des Moines River. The former Des Moines Public Library building, the United States central Post Office, built by the federal government and the City Hall are surviving examples of the 1900–1910 buildings. These buildings currently form the Civic Center Historic District and are clearly delineated on this map.


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Condition Description
Decorative printed cover. Minor dampstaining.