Tag: commercial

Pitt Carriage Building

Preservation at its Best 2018, Small/Medium Commercial: Pitt Carriage Building (Des Moines) Built in 1909, the Pitt Carriage Co. Building, 212 E. Third Street, Des Moines, is located in the heart of the East Side Industrial, Warehousing, and Railroad Historic District. The Pitt Carriage Co. Building made a locally significant contribution to Des Moines history as a… Read more »

Kendall Building

Preservation at its Best 2018, Small Commercial: Kendall Building (Jefferson) The Kendall Building at 111 E Lincoln Way was built in 1916 after the preceding framed building burned. The current structure is a two-story Prairie/Craftsman style with 1,122 sq ft.  in the original build. Kendall’s Pool Room featured a front smoking room and seven billiard tables which… Read more »

Globe Tire

Preservation at its Best 2017, Commercial Large: Globe Tire (Des Moines) The Walnut Tire – Globe Publishing Building, originally home to the Walnut Tire & Battery Company and Globe Publishing Company, was constructed in late 1924 as a multi-tenant Auto Row sales and service building; a 1928 east addition doubled the footprint while providing a… Read more »

Green & Main

Preservation at its Best 2017, Commercial Small: Green & Main (Des Moines) The Northwest corner of 19th and Center Streets in the Sherman Hill Historic District has a history of mixed residential and commercial usage. Formerly known as the H&H Grocery Store, the two-story brick building contributed to the neighborhood’s designation as a National Historic… Read more »

Bent River Brewery

Preservation at its Best 2017, Community Effort: Bent River Brewery (Burlington) The former JC Penney building is an L-shaped 2 ½ story building of approximately 18,000 square feet located at 500 Jefferson St. in the heart of downtown Burlington. It had sat empty since the summer of 1977 when a retail mall was constructed in adjacent West Burlington.   No… Read more »

Union Block Building

2015 Preservation at its Best, Commercial Large: Union Block Building Built in 1861, the Union Block is a landmark structure on the Square in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Union Block is a three story, 15,000 sf, building built in the Italianate architectural style with handsome arched windows, large brackets and front facing gable roof. Its character… Read more »

Bowery Street Grocery Store

2015 Preservation at its Best, Commercial Small: Bowery Street Grocery Store 518 Bowery Street is a tiny building: Measuring 18’ wide by 40’ deep it is the archetypical example of a small storefront built in 19th century Iowa. Simple in construction, small in scale, utilitarian in function, the building is a surviving example of a… Read more »