Welcome to Des Moines, IA 1897 City Directory
We have scanned the original city directory for Des Moines for 1897 and indexed it for your quick search. This book was in pretty bad condition and the pages crumpled into dust while we were scanning the paces. We apologize for any parts which are not legible but in this case it could not be avoided.
Click on the letter which corresponds to the first letter of the last name for the person you are seeking. You will be taken to a list of page numbers which correspond to specific surnames. Clicking on the page number should take you to the appropriate page. Again, these pages are scans of the original document which are fairly large files. The average page is about 120K and will download slowly if you are not on a fast connection. Please be patient and let us know if you have problems accessing the pages.