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Home > Illinois > Rock%25252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252BIsland > Rock Island Arsenal, Building No. 346, Davenport Drive, Arsenal Grounds, Rock Island, Rock Island County, IL



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Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 1936 Copy Of Old Photograph Loaned By The Commandant, Early Photo Of House Date Unknown.
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Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 1936 Copy Of Old Photograph Loaned By The Commandant, Early Photo Of House Date Unknown.
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Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 1936 Copy Of Old Photograph Furnished By The Commandant, Date Unknown
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Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 1936 Copy Of Old Photograph Furnished By The Commandant, Date Unknown
Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 1936 Copy Of Old Photograph Loaned By The Commandant
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Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 1936 Copy Of Old Photograph Loaned By The Commandant
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Historic American Buildings Survey Thos
Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 26, 1936 North Elevation
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Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 26, 1936 North Elevation
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Historic American Buildings Survey Thos
Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 1936 Present West + South Elevations
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Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 1936 Present West + South Elevations
Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May, 1936 East Elevation
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Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May, 1936 East Elevation
Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 26, 1936 North Elevation - Detail Of Portico
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Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 26, 1936 North Elevation - Detail Of Portico
Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer Spring 1937 Detail Of Cornice And Second Floor Window Trim.
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Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer Spring 1937 Detail Of Cornice And Second Floor Window Trim.
Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 26, 1936 Typical Window, Exterior
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Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 26, 1936 Typical Window, Exterior
Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 26, 1936 Main Entrance - Exterior
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Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 26, 1936 Main Entrance - Exterior
Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 1936 Front Hall, Interior Detail
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Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 1936 Front Hall, Interior Detail
Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 26, 1936 Typical Window, Interior
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Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 26, 1936 Typical Window, Interior
Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 1936 Living Room Fireplace (restored)
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Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 1936 Living Room Fireplace (restored)
Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 26, 1936 Fireplace In Dining Room, The Davenport House, Rock Island Arsenal
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Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 26, 1936 Fireplace In Dining Room, The Davenport House, Rock Island Arsenal
Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer Col
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Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer Col
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(ryan And Ceronie)
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(ryan And Ceronie)
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HB435207
(ryan And Ceronie)
North Elevation After Remodeling Of Front Porch With Four Columns
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North Elevation After Remodeling Of Front Porch With Four Columns
North Elevation After Removal Of East Wing
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North Elevation After Removal Of East Wing
North And West Elevations After 1906 Restoration Project
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North And West Elevations After 1906 Restoration Project


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Location
Arsenal Grounds, Rock%25252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252BIsland, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS IL-158
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-83).
Building/structure dates: 1833 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1857 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1864 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1900 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1906 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1966 subsequent work
National Register Number: 69000057
Significance: The Davenport House is significant for both its architecture and close association with George Davenport. The building is a rare, frontier-era, Greek Revival structure that served as Davenport's home from the time of its construction in 1833 until Davenport's death in 1845. Davenport first came to Rock Island in 1816 as sutler for Fort Armstrong. During the next quarter of century, he became one of the area's most prominent fur traders, merchants, and land speculators. He was instrumental in founding both Rock Island, Illinois, and Davenport, Iowa, which was named in his honor. The Davenport House is part of the Rock Island Arsenal National Register Historic District.

Related Names
Davenport, Col. George


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 1936 COPY OF OLD PHOTOGRAPH LOANED BY THE COMMANDANT, EARLY PHOTO OF HOUSE DATE UNKNOWN.
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Thos. T. Waterman, Photographer, Copy of Old Photo GENERAL VIEW
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Thos. T. Waterman, Photographer, Copy of old photo DETAIL OF FRONT
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 1936 COPY OF OLD PHOTOGRAPH FURNISHED BY THE COMMANDANT, DATE UNKNOWN
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 1936 COPY OF OLD PHOTOGRAPH LOANED BY THE COMMANDANT. DATE UNKNOWN
6. Historic American Buildings Survey Thos. T. Waterman, Photographer, Copy of Old Photo FRONT ELEVATION
7. Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 26, 1936 NORTH ELEVATION
8. Historic American Buildings Survey Thos. T. Waterman, Photographer, Copy of old photo DETAIL OF FRONT
9. Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 1936 PRESENT WEST + SOUTH ELEVATIONS
10. Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May, 1936 EAST ELEVATION
11. Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 26, 1936 NORTH ELEVATION - DETAIL OF PORTICO
12. Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer Spring 1937 DETAIL OF CORNICE AND SECOND FLOOR WINDOW TRIM.
13. Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 26, 1936 TYPICAL WINDOW, EXTERIOR
14. Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 26, 1936 MAIN ENTRANCE - EXTERIOR
15. Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 1936 FRONT HALL, INTERIOR DETAIL
16. Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 26, 1936 TYPICAL WINDOW, INTERIOR
17. Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 1936 LIVING ROOM FIREPLACE (RESTORED)
18. Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 26, 1936 FIREPLACE IN DINING ROOM, The Davenport House, Rock Island Arsenal
19. Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer COL. DAVENPORT Copy of an old photograph loaned by the commandant.
3/4 view showing S & E elevations. (Ceronie)
3/4 view showing N (front) & W elevations. (Ceronie)
Detail view of main entrance, showing porch columns, front doorway with fanlight and sidelights. (Ceronie)
View of W first-floor room, showing original cupboards and fireplace; looking SW. (Ryan and Ceronie)
View of central hall and staircase; looking SW. (Ryan and Ceronie)
Photograph of a photograph in possession of Rock Island Arsenal Historical Office. NORTH ELEVATION AFTER REMODELING OF FRONT PORCH WITH FOUR COLUMNS. DATED C. 1864
Photograph of a photograph in possession of Rock Island Arsenal Historical Office. NORTH ELEVATION AFTER REMOVAL OF EAST WING. DATED C. 1900
Photograph of a photograph in possession of Rock Island Arsenal Historical Office. NORTH AND WEST ELEVATIONS AFTER 1906 RESTORATION PROJECT. DATED SEPTEMBER 8, 1919


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