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Merle Hay Mall

3850 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines IA United States

Construction Dates
Floor Count6
Basement Floors1
Floor Area98,000 m²
Units / Rooms87
Building Uses
 - mixed use
 - office
 - restaurant
 - retail
Structural Types
 - lowrise
Architectural Style
 - modern

Architect: Joseph Abbell & Bernard Greenbaum

It is the oldest regional shopping center in Iowa.

It is named after Merle Hay, the first Iowan to be killed in World War 1.

It is the site of the deadliest fire in Des Moines' history. It occurred on November 5, 1978 at the Yonkers store. The fire killed 10 people, and caused $20 million dollars worth of damage. The store opened about a year later.

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