An update from the Des Moines Register:
A classic 1930s service station in the East Village has been saved, for now.
Historic East Village Inc. is raising the $60,000 needed to move the building from property purchased by businessman Jim Cownie in August. The group has already raised $40,000, including $10,000 from a Cownie family foundation.
The move will be to a temporary site at one of several possible locations until a permanent owner and location for the one-story building can be found, said Sarah Oltrogge, president of Historic East Village.
In October, the 78-year-old service station was identified by the Des Moines Rehabbers Club as one of the city's seven most- endangered buildings because of Cownie's plan to demolish it to create a site for development.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Something about the East Village of Des Moines seems strangely familar