Burnstein--Malin Grocery

1241 6th Ave., Des Moines, Iowa. County/parish: Polk.

NRIS 98001277

1 contributing building.

Removed from the National Register of Historic Places March 07, 2019.

Part of Towards a Greater Des Moines MPS (NRIS 64500185).

Also known as:

  • Malin's Kosher Delicatessen
  • Pickle Barrel Delicatessen
  • The P

From Wikipedia:

Burnstein-Malin Grocery

The Burnstein-Malin Grocery, also known as the Malin's Kosher Delicatessen, Pickle Barrel Delicatessen, and The Pickle Barrel, was a historic building located in Des Moines, Iowa, United States. This commercial building was constructed in two parts. The first part was a 2½-story frame house built back from Sixth Avenue for Frank W. Whitcomb in 1896. It was converted into Burnstein Grocery in 1923. The number of commercial establishments along this street increased five-fold between 1920 and 1937, and the Whitcomb house exemplified this transition. The single-story brick section on the front was completed in 1940. The two sections shared a common wall. This was one of several modified residence-specialty stores that were located along Sixth Avenue from the 1930s through the 1950s, but by the end of the century it was only one of two that remained standing. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. It has subsequently been torn down and it was delisted from the National Register in 2019.

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National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/98001277