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weekly art forecasts from Central Iowa

Who’s exhibiting and opportunities for artists

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Younkers was the first store in Des Moines to hire a female clerk(Mrs Mary McCann) in 1881.

Younkers was the first store in the country with air conditioning in the entire building in 1936.

Younkers ElectricStairs were the first in Iowa in 1939. (Source)

More Yonkers Building stories, photos, memories, commentary via Lost Des Moines

Also:

33 photos: Downtown Yonkers through the Years

Merle Hay Mall Yonker’s Fire 1978