The following streets are those that have been de-listed from the townsites, sometimes meaning all the town has disappeared along with
the streets in some cases.
 
RAVENWOOD:
 
  MADISON (now called Alice, from 86th street to 82nd Street)
  CENTER (now called 82nd Street, from Harbach Avenue to Hickman Road)
  SUMMIT (segment from 86th to 82nd no longer exists)
 
FORT DES MOINES (1848 -1857)
 
  PLUM STREET (Technically, it's still there but it was de-listed as a street in the
                                 1980's, and is now an alley that runs by the Polk County Jail,
                                  from 6th Street to 8th Street)
  WATER STREET (Renamed as 1st street, only the segment from Elm Street to
                                    Walnut Street still exists, the rest of it being wiped out by the
                                    west Des Moines river levee.)
 
SOUTH FORT DES MOINES (1855 - 1857)
 
  FRONT STREET
  SECOND STREET
  THIRD STREET
  FOURTH STREET
  FIFTH STREET
  WASHINGTON STREET
  JEFFERSON STREET
  MADISON STREET
  MONROE STREET
  CLAY STREET
  CURVE STREET
  WATER STREET
 
SOUTH FORT DES MOINES (1910 - 1922):
 
  HART
  CUMMINS
  BLACKFORD
  FORD AVENUE
  FORT AVENUE (now Army Post Road)
  CUTLER
  LAFEE
  HAZZARD
  UNION
  SIMMONS
  HALL
  GEM STREET
  LOFFREDO STREET
 
CORYDON / NEW CORYDON:
 
  MADISON
  MONROE
  WATER
  MAIN
  JEFFERSON
  NORTH
  QUEEN ANNE
  WASHINGTON
 
MOUNT AUBURN:
 
  OAK
  SIMONDS
  GROVE
  KEELER
  MAIN
  PENN
  MILL
 
OTTAWA:
 
  MITCHELL
  OTTAWA
  CHESTNUT
  MAIN
  PEARL
 
CAMPBELL:
 
  WEST
  CENTER
  SECTION
  ALLEN
 
CROCKER:
 
  BANCROFT
  HALLEM
  PRESCOTT
  RAILROAD
  MARTIN
  GIBSON
  HUME
  COUNTY HIGHWAY "V"
 
ANDREWS:
 
  NORTH (Now Northwest 108th Place)
  MAIN (Now Northwest 107th Avenue)
  FOURTH
  THIRD (Now Northwest 103rd Street)
  SECOND
  FIRST
  WEST (Now Northwest 105th Street)
 
HERROLD:
 
  BECK STREET
  MITCHELL STREET
  MAIN STREET
  CENTER STREET
  EASTERN AVENUE
 
KELSEY:
 
  NORTH STREET
  SHARRIN STREET
  MAIN STREET
  CUMMINGS STREET
  SOUTH STREET
  SHORT STREET
  FIRST STREET
  SECOND STREET
  THIRD STREET
  FOURTH STREET
  FIFTH STREET
 
ENTERPRISE:
 
  WASHINGTON
  FLANNERY
  COSKERY
  ELM
  LYNN
  PINE
  DOUGLASS
  RAILWAY COMPANY'S PRIVATE DRIVE
 
LOVINGTON (McCLAIN'S SETTLEMENT):
 
  MAIN
  WATER
  FIRST
  SECOND
  THIRD
 
NEW SAYLORVILLE (now CARNEY):
 
  WEST
  CENTER
  EAST
  MILL
  SOUTH
  FIRST
  SECOND
  THIRD
  HIGHLAND ROAD Now Northeast 18th Street, south of Oralabor Road
  SOUTH LANE Now Northeast 19th Street, off Northeast 18th Street, south of
                               Oralabor Road
 
WINDSOR HEIGHTS
 
  FOREST AVENUE COURT (Renamed Forest Court from 64th to 65th, then 70th to
                                                      73rd)
  CLARK STREET (Renamed Forest Court, from 65th to 70th)
  FOREST AVENUE (Renamed as Elmcrest from 65th to 68th)
  RANCHO GRANDE BOULEVARD (A name almost never applied to the diagonal
                                                                   section of 73rd street as it passes under the
                                                                   McVicker Freeway)
  ROLLINS ROAD (A street in the Rancho Grande plat that was wiped out by the
                                  McVicker Freeway's path in the mid 1960's)
  CENTER DRIVE (Another street in the Rancho Grande Plat)
  INDIANA AVENUE This originally platted street ran one block east from 66th Street,
                                         and is now the main driveway running between the Windsor
                                         Woods Apartments.
 
ASHAWA
 
CHERRY STREET
WALNUT STREET
ASHWORTH STREET (Now 39th Street in West Des Moines)
OSBORN STREET
FISHER STREET
DEPOT PLACE
 
COMMERCE MILLS / COMMERCE
 
SCHOOL STREET (Was 1 block north of High Street, running 1 block east of South
                                     45th Street. It no longer exists)
PLEASANT STREET (Now called High Street)
RAILROAD STREET (Now called Commerce Drive)
WEST STREET (Now called South 45th Street)
EAST STREET
BRIDGE AVENUE
ANDERSON AVENUE
VANNERSTROM AVENUE (Also misspelled as Venner Storm)
 
DUDLEY (1849 - 1851)
 
PLUM STREET
WATER STREET
MARKET STREET
FRONT STREET
VINE STREET
PRAIRIE STREET
WALNUT STREET
ELM STREET
CENTER STREET
DES MOINES STREET
LOCUST STREET
CHERRY STREET
 
HANOVER
 
WEST STREET
LINE STREET (Now called 59th Street Place, south of University Avenue in  West
                             Des Moines.)
WALNUT STREET
LOCUST STREET
MAIN STREET (Now called University Avenue on the Clive / West Des Moines
                              boundary line.)
HIGH STREET
MARKET STREET
SOUTH STREET
 
ADELPHI (also referred to early on as DELPHI,or ADELPHIA) (1849 -1958)
 
CASS STREET
ALEXANDER STREET
PERRY STREET
MARKET STREET (If Southeast Powers Drive continued directly south of Vandalia
                                     Drive, it would follow the path of Market street for about
                                      three blocks to the old Des Moines river path.)
WASHINGTON STREET
WATER STREET
MAIN STREET
FRANKLIN STREET
 
PEORIA CITY
 
LUCY STREET
GEORGE STREET
JOHN STREET
PEARSON STREET
MAIN STREET
HIGH STREET
WASHINGTON STREET
 
SPRINGFIELD (Montacute)
 
WEST STREET
2nd STREET
3rd STREET
MAIN STREET
(+ one unnamed street)
 
LAFAYETTE
 
WATER STREET
CASS STREET
NORTH STREET
LAFAYETTE STREET
MARION STREET
 
CLOVER HILL
 
CATALPA DRIVE (Now 9th Street from Grand Avenue to Ashworth Road, in
                                   West Des Moines)
CLOVERHILL DRIVE (Now 8th Street, from Ashworth Road to Prospect Drive, West
                                          Des Moines)
 
HUNTSVILLE
 
JEFFERSON STREET
SOUTH STREET
MAIN STREET
EAST STREET
 
CHESTERFIELD
 
LAKE STREET
ESHBAUGH AVENUE
WABASH STREET
ENGLISH STREET
RUSSEL STREET
HAMPTON STREET
ANDERSON STREET
SANFORD STREET
C.B. & Q STREET
 
EASTON PLACE
 
JEFFERSON STREET
A STREET
B STREET
C STREET
DELAWARE AVENUE
COURT STREET
TICHENOR STREET
STATE STREET
SEARLE STREET
MONTGOMERY AVENUE
WILBER STREET
 
FARRAR
 
ASH STREET
RAILROAD AVENUE
MAPLE STREET (Now Northeast 110th Street)
ELM STREET (Now Northeast 111th Street)
MAIN STREET
 
 
MITCHELL
 
LOCUST STREET
ELM STREET
VINE STREET
RAIL ROAD
PEARL STREET
CHESTNUT STREET
PLUM STREET
MILL STREET
MARKET STREET
PARK STREET
 
LORING
 
1st STREET
WALNUT STREET
CHERRY STREET
ELM STREET
 
ELKHART (old location)
 
SPRING STREET
MAIN STREET
 
EAST FORT DES MOINES
 
KEOKUK STREET (Now East Grand Avenue, from East 1st Street to Pennsylvania)
DAVENPORT STREET (Now East Locust Street, from East 1st St. to Pennsylvania)
DEAN STREET (Now East 1st Street, from East Locust Street to Lyon Street)
BATES STREET (Now East 2nd Street, from East Locust Street to Lyon Street)
CEDAR STREET (Now East 4th Street, from East Locust Street to Lyon street)
KEOSAUQUA STREET (Now East 5th Street, from East Locust Street to Walker St.)
HICKORY STREET (Now East 6th Street, from East Locust Street to Walker St.)
LYONS STREET (Now called Lyon Street)
PINE STREET (This street once ran from East University to East Locust, but only
                              a short segment off of East University remains)
MILL STREET (Original name of Keokuk Street from East 1st Street to East 4th
                             Street, now called East Grand Avenue
SHORT STREET (Original name of  Des Moines Street from East 1st Street to
                                  East 4th Street)
WOOD STREET (A platted street that never was, it was to have run straight north
                                 from East Locust, 2 1/2 blocks east of East 4th)
BROADWAY STREET (Another platted but never paved street that would have run
                                           straight north from a point 1 1/2 blocks east of East 4th)
RICE STREET (A platted but never paved street that would have run straight north
                             from a point 1/2 of a block east of East 4th)
BANK STREET (A platted but never paved street that would have run straight north
                               from East 4th and Des Moines Street)
STATE STREET (A platted but never paved street that would have run from East
                                 4th Street to the also non-existant Wood Street)
EAST STREET (Like State Street, it would have run from East 4th to Wood Street)
 
DEMOINE
 
JOHN STREET (A 1/2 block long street that ran southwest from East 4th & Shaw,
                              it has since been obliterated by the east Des Moines river levee.)
 
WAHKONSA
 
BROADWAY STREET
VAN DOREN STREET
PROSPECT STREET
BENNETT STREET
BOOTH STREET
 
FORT DES MOINES ARMY POST(#3) / FORT DES MOINES HOUSING
AUTHORITY(Post WWWII era)
 
JASPER
ORILLA
REED ROAD
RUCKER
SILLS
WILLIAMS ROAD
WOOD CIRCLE
 
JOHNSTON
 
BRENNAN DRIVE (Now Northwest 55th Avenue, from Northwest Beaver Drive to
                                    Merle Hay Road)
FRUITLAND DRIVE (Now Northwest 57th Avenue, from Northwest Beaver Drive to
                                       Merle Hay Road)
HUNT ROAD
ALLEN AVENUE
ELLIS AVENUE
HARLAN DRIVE
JOHNSTON ROAD Now Northwest 62nd Avenue, from a point west of Johnston, Iowa
                                      east to the intersection with Beaver Avenue
CIRCLE DRIVE Now called Murray Circle
GLADYS DRIVE Now called Northwest 61st Avenue, east from Merle Hay Road to
                               Northwest 54th Street
SHEFIELD ROAD Now Northwest 68th Avenue, east from Merle Hay Road
HAIG This street Ran west from Northwest 60th Court about one block, and was paralell
              to and one block south of Northwest 61st Avenue. It no longer exists.
OTTO Now Norhwest 61st Avenue, west from Northwest 60th Court.
 
ANKENY
 
CARNEY ROAD
 
ALLEMAN
 
  Country Road (Now Northwest 142nd Avenue)
  Main Street (Now Northeast 141st Avenue)
  Grand Street (Now Northeast 5th Street)
  Elbert Street (Now Northeast 6th Street)
 
AVON
 
  Locust Street (Now Southeast 59th Avenue)
  Walnut Street (Now southeast 60th Avenue)
  Mill Street (Now Southeast 62nd Avenue)
  West Street (Now Southeast 45th Street)
  Main Street (Now Southeast 46th Street)
  Spring Street (Now Southeast 47th Street)
 
MILLMAN (1887 - 1920)
 
Polk Avenue
Laurel Avenue
Wabash Avenue
Ashland Avenue
Iowa Avenue (Now Southwest McKinley Avenue, from Southwest 42nd Street to
                           the Great Western Bike Trail)
Western Avenue
Millman Avenue (Now Southwest 48th Street, north of Southwest McKinley Avenue
                                 for 3 blocks, and later called Millman Road)
Victoria Street
Chatsworth Street
 
AVON LAKE
 
NOVA PARK AVENUE (now Southeast 68th Place, from Southeast 56th street to Southeast Avon Drive
LAKESHORE DRIVE
BEECH CIRCLE
 
CAPITOL HEIGHTS
 
SHAWNEE AVENUE (Northeast 41st Avenue
MADISON AVENUE (Northeast 40th Avenue)
SENECA AVENUE (Northeast 39th Avenue)
DOUGLAS AVENUE (Northeast 38th Avenue)
 
 
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