Preservation Commission

The Commission


The Rock Island Preservation Commission was created in 1984 for the purpose of identifying such property, structures, or areas within the City of Rock Island that are historically significant.

Duties of the Commission


The Preservation Commission performs the landmark designation of significant property, structures, and historic districts and advises the City Council if such designations are appealed. It is the duty of the Preservation Commission to protect the distinctive visual characteristics of landmarks and historic districts by reviewing, giving advice, and passing upon changes to their exterior architectural appearance. The Preservation Commission also takes a lead role in educating the public as regards the architectural and historical heritage of our community.

Monthly Meetings


Members meet monthly and must demonstrate expertise or compelling interest in historic preservation or related fields.