Resources & Helpful Links
Research and Helpful Links
How old is my home?
Who built it?
Are there any historic photographs of my property?
These are questions the Rock Island Preservation Commission gets all the time not only about homes, but also about commercial structures.
The place to start is to determine if either the Rock Island Preservation Commission or the Rock Island Preservation Society has already researched your building. The City of Rock Island maintains an online database of several hundred historic buildings in Rock Island.
Starting From ScratchIf you have to start from scratch, then The Roots of Your House is the pamphlet for you. This 14-page guide to historic resources in Rock Island County contains information on: