DES MOINES, Iowa -- The former Ingersoll Dinner Theater tops the list of endangered buildings in the City of Des Moines.
The list was compiled by a committee of the Rehabbers Club, a group dedicated to promoting neighborhood revitalization, and restoration of Des Moines unique buildings.
The list includes:
- Former Ingersoll Dinner Theater, 3711 Ingersoll
- Gaslamp/Butler Apartments, 1501 Grand
- North Des Moines City Hall, 1601 6th Ave.
- Victorian House, 1720 7th St.
- "Twombly House," 1628 E. 8th
- Pair of Victorian cottages, 845 & 847 17th St.
- Old Union Depot, 120 E. 5th
"Each building represents other buildings like it that neighborhoods value and would like to see saved,” said Kellie Lydon of the Rebabbers group. "They each face different challenges."
Lydon added the purpose of the list is "to raise awareness about these buildings specifically, and all older buildings in general, that rehabilitation can be a viable option and should be considered."
The group hopes to raise awareness about these buildings, and look to channel funds to buildings to help them be restored. You can learn more about the club's plans here.