Residential Neighborhoods, 1835-1955

Rock Island’s Historic Residential Neighborhoods, 1835-1955: A Summary Report


This comprehensive study of housing and neighborhoods covers city development patterns from Rock Island’s earliest years and includes a major discussion of housing construction in context with growth and development in the community. Special attention is paid to 15 neighborhoods, their beginnings and house styles. You will also find a comprehensive discussion of Rock Island architecture and influential builders and architects. Consultant James E. Jacobsen extensively surveyed the following neighborhoods:
Residential Neighborhoods Brochure Cover
  • Pages: 276
  • Year Printed: 1999
  • .PDF Version: Click on image to left
  • Reference Availability: Rock Island Public Library, Rock Island City Hall, Augustana College Library, Rock Island County Historical Society Library
  • Cost: $17.00 (May be purchased at Rock Island Planning & Redevelopment Division)

Neighborhoods and subdivisions specifically analyzed in this report include: