Rock Island Arsenal, Building No. 210, Rodman Avenue & Gronen Street, Rock Island, Rock Island County, IL
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Rodman Avenue & Gronen Street, Rock Island, IL
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER IL-20-Z
Building/structure dates: 1921 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1984 subsequent work
National Register Number: 69000057
Significance: During and immediately after World War I, the Ordnance Department erected a number of buildings on Rodman Avenue, just west of the nineteenth-century, Greek Revival stone shops. To maintain the "grand boulevard" appearance of Rodman Avenue, these buildings were designed in a classical revival style. Completed in 1921, the Recuperator Building was part of this construction program. It is a significant example of military industrial design that expanded the arsenal's manufacturing program while preserving its overall architectural integrity. The Recuperator Building is part of the Rock Island Arsenal National Register Historic District.
War (World War II)
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. 3/4 view of E & N elevations; looking SW. (Harms)
2. 3/4 view of N & W elevations; looking ESE. (Ceronie)
3. 3/4 view of S & E elevations; looking NW. (Harms)
4. Detail of E bay, N elevation; looking S. (Ceronie)
5. General view of First floor, showing concrete columns and machinery; looking W. (Ceronie)
6. Detail view of door and paneling, first floor; looking SE. (Harms)
7. General view of second floor; looking W. (Ceronie)
8. Photograph of a photograph in possession of Rock Island Arsenal Historical Office, NORTH AND WEST ELEVATIONS (ABOVE) DURING FINAL STAGE OF CONSTRUCTION. ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 1922.
9. Photograph of a photograph in possession of Rock Island Arsenal Historical Office. INTERIOR OF STEEL-FRAMED SECTION SNOWING ASSEMBLING OF GUN MOUNTS. DATED MAY 24, 1939.
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