Old Town Chicago is the oldest of Rock Island’s neighborhoods, platted in 1836. Homes here date to the 1850s and the buildings tell the story of how shopkeepers lived near their stores. This tour features residences, churches, flats, and stores, all in close proximity. Located just blocks from the Mississippi River and downtown Rock Island, this neighborhood’s history is inextricably linked to both.
Area: 2nd to 4th Avenues and 9th to 14th Streets, Old Town Chicago Neighborhood
Year Printed: 1992
Structures Featured: 30
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Availability: Rock Island Public Library, Rock Island City Hall, Centennial Bridge Visitor Center