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Locust Street, Savery Hotel

Locust Street, Savery Hotel

Title

Locust Street, Savery Hotel
Savery House

Subject

Description

This was the second of three buildings that have been called The Savery. The first structure closed in 1878. This second building opened at a new location in 1888 to much fanfare. The entire building was lit by electric light, quite a novelty in 1888. The Savery housed the Des Moines Chamber of Commerce and was the center of all things political in Iowa. This building was torn down and a new Savery Hotel was built on the site in 1919.

Source

Special Collections, Cowles Library -- Drake University.

Publisher

Davenport, Ia : Iowa Publishing Co.

Date

1904
2005/05/02

Relation

Iowa State Atlas 1904

Format

Photographic print, 15 x 12 in.

Type

Image

Identifier

plate 52
dm0185a
http://ddr.lib.drake.edu/u?/du-hdm,227

Coverage

401 Locust St.