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Garlock, Abram C.

Source: 1892 City Directory

Related to Hattie and Levi Garlock

Linked Information: 

Kirkpatrick, Stepher

Source: 1892 City Directory

Linked Information: 

Hall, William

Source: 1892 City Directory

Related to Charles A. Hall

Hall, Charles A.

Personal Information
Occupation: 
University Student

Source: 1892 City Directory

Student at Drake University. Related to William Hall.

Poquet, Hilliar

Source: 1892 City Directory

Employed at J. M. Patton

Note, a "Clement H. Boquet" is listed as residing at the same address. One of these names is likely misspelled.

Linked Information: 

1305 23RD ST

Location
Building Status: 
Non-Extant
Address Number: 
1305
Street Name: 
23RD
Street Type: 
ST
City: 
Des Moines
Zip Code: 
50311

Address no longer exists

Resident Name: 
Source: 
1892 City Directory
Resident Name: 
Source: 
1892 City Directory

An Architectural and Historical Survey of the Drake Neighborhood

Final Report

An incredible amount of work went into creating this report - it documents the historic contexts under which the neighborhood developed as well as the architectural significance of the buildings throughout the neighborhood. Note that some chapters are extremely large files and may take quite some time to download.

  • Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview [20MB]
  • Chapter 2: Plats Within the Survey Area [9MB]
  • Chapter 3 (part 1): Drake University as A Historically Significant Educational Institution [31MB]
  • Chapter 3 (part 2): Drake University as A Historically Significant Educational Institution [25MB]
  • Chapter 4: Transportation in University Place, 1881-1961 [17MB]
  • Chapter 5: Sewer Service in University Place, 1881-1961 [1MB]
  • Chapter 6: Retail and Commercial Service in University Place, 1881-1961 [10MB]
  • Chapter 7: Apartment Buildings in University Place, 1881-1961 [2MB]
  • Chapter 8: Churches in University Place, 1881-1961 [1MB]
  • Chapter 9: Former Farm Houses in University Place, 1881-1961 [1MB]
  • Chapter 10: Architects and Builders in University Place, 1881-1961 [7MB]
  • Chapter 11 (part 1): House Styles and Vernacular Architecture in University Place, 1881-1961 [18MB]
  • Chapter 11 (part 2): House Styles and Vernacular Architecture in University Place, 1881-1961 [16MB]
  • Bibliography

McFarland, Lewis G.

Personal Information
Occupation: 
University Professor

Source: Oral history, Dr. Phyllis M Correa.

I sent you some information about my aunt who raised my father and lived at 1722 23rd Street. Her name was Lura Elsia Garmer Hahnen. My fathers name was Lewis G. McFarland, who graduated from Drake and taught there for several years in the 1930s and for a year after the war.

Linked Information: 

1150 22ND

Location
Building Status: 
Non-Extant
Address Number: 
1150
Street Name: 
22ND
Street Type: 
ST
City: 
Des Moines
Zip Code: 
50311
Resident Name: 
Source: 
1892 City Directory

1023 21ST ST

Location
Building Status: 
Non-Extant
Address Number: 
1023
Street Name: 
21ST
Street Type: 
ST
City: 
Des Moines
Zip Code: 
50311
Resident Name: 
Source: 
1892 City Directory
Resident Name: 
Source: 
1892 City Directory
Resident Name: 
Source: 
1892 City Directory
Resident Name: 
Source: 
1892 City Directory

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