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Home > Illinois > Rock%252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252BIsland > Rock Island Arsenal, Building No. 321, Rodman Avenue & Rock Island Avenue, Rock Island, Rock Island County, IL



B&W Photos
S (front) Elevation, Showing Main Doorway.
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S (front) Elevation, Showing Main Doorway.
3/4 View Showing E & N Elevations.
HB442613
3/4 View Showing E & N Elevations.
Detail View Of Hinge, Main Doorway.
HB442614
Detail View Of Hinge, Main Doorway.
General View Showing Gothic Door And Window S Wall; Looking Ssw.
HB442615
General View Showing Gothic Door And Window S Wall; Looking Ssw.
Photograph Of A Photograph In Possession Of Rock Island Arsenal Historical Office
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Photograph Of A Photograph In Possession Of Rock Island Arsenal Historical Office
Photograph Of An Architectural Drawing In Possession Of Engineering Plans And Services Division, Rock Island Arsenal
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Photograph Of An Architectural Drawing In Possession Of Engineering Plans And Services Division, Rock Island Arsenal


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Location
Rodman Avenue & Rock Island Avenue, Rock%252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252BIsland, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS IL-1001-D
Building/structure dates: 1875 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1900 subsequent work
National Register Number: 69000057
Significance: After taking command of Rock Island Arsenal in 1865, General Thomas Jefferson Rodman devised a master plan for construction of ten large manufacturing shops, five on each side of the island's major east-west thoroughfare. These core manufacturing structures were supplemented by a variety of administrative, residential, maintenance, storage, and utility buildings. ... Located on the western end of the island, the Guard House was erected in 1875 to serve as a security check point for visitors entering the arsenal from Davenport, Iowa. The only Gothic Revival structure built under the Rodman plan, the buildings displays carefully crafted, detailing that is thoroughly in keeping with its diminutive size. It is part of the Rock Island Arsenal National Register Historic District.

Related Names
Rodman, Gen. Thomas Jefferson


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. S (front) elevation, showing main doorway.
2. 3/4 view showing E & N elevations.
3. Detail view of hinge, main doorway.
4. General view showing Gothic door and window S wall; looking SSW.
5. Photograph of a photograph in possession of Rock Island Arsenal Historical Office. WEST AND SOUTH ELEVATIONS, BEFORE REMOVAL OF CHIMNEY, FINIALS, GINGERBREAD, AND VARIEGATED SLATE ROOFING. DATED C. 1876.
6. Photograph of an architectural drawing in possession of Engineering Plans and Services Division, Rock Island Arsenal. ELEVATION, 1874. DELINEATOR: W. OTTO GRONEN.


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