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Home > Illinois > Rock%25252BIsland > Rock Island Arsenal, Building No. 1, Gillespie Avenue between Terrace Drive & Hedge Lan, Rock Island, Rock Island County, IL



B&W Photos
E (front) Elevation, Shown In Context; Looking W
HB442759
E (front) Elevation, Shown In Context; Looking W
3/4 View Of S & E (front) Elevations; Looking Nw
HB442760
3/4 View Of S & E (front) Elevations; Looking Nw
3/4 View Of W & S Elevations; Looking Ne
HB442761
3/4 View Of W & S Elevations; Looking Ne
3/4 View Of N & W Elevations; Looking Sse
HB442762
3/4 View Of N & W Elevations; Looking Sse
3/4 View Of E (front) & N Elevations; Looking Sw
HB442763
3/4 View Of E (front) & N Elevations; Looking Sw
Detail View Of Porte Cochere, Looking N
HB442764
Detail View Of Porte Cochere, Looking N
Detail View Of W Parlor Bay Window, S Elevation
HB442765
Detail View Of W Parlor Bay Window, S Elevation
Tower Detail, Showing Pedimented Windows And Brackets; E Elevation
HB442766
Tower Detail, Showing Pedimented Windows And Brackets; E Elevation
Detail View Of Original Doorknob, Main Entrance Double Doors; Looking W
HB442767
Detail View Of Original Doorknob, Main Entrance Double Doors; Looking W
General View Of E Vestibule, Showing Doors To E Parlor And Main Hall, And Built-in Clock And Free Standing Chest; Looking Wsw
HB442768
General View Of E Vestibule, Showing Doors To E Parlor And Main Hall, And Built-in Clock And Free Standing Chest; Looking Wsw
General View Of Main Hall And E Vestibule Beyond; Looking E
HB442769
General View Of Main Hall And E Vestibule Beyond; Looking E
General View Of W Parlor, First-floor; Looking Ne To E Parlor
HB442770
General View Of W Parlor, First-floor; Looking Ne To E Parlor
General View Of E Parlor, First-floor; Looking Sw Toward Bay Window Alcove And W Parlor
HB442771
General View Of E Parlor, First-floor; Looking Sw Toward Bay Window Alcove And W Parlor
Fireplace Detail, E Parlor, First-floor; Looking N
HB442772
Fireplace Detail, E Parlor, First-floor; Looking N
General View Of Library, Showing Brick Fireplace And Built-in Cabinets; Looking Sw
HB442773
General View Of Library, Showing Brick Fireplace And Built-in Cabinets; Looking Sw
General View Of Dining Room, Looking Ne; Showing Original Furniture And Original Built-in Cabinet
HB442774
General View Of Dining Room, Looking Ne; Showing Original Furniture And Original Built-in Cabinet
Dining Room Bay Window; Looking Nne
HB442775
Dining Room Bay Window; Looking Nne
Overall View Of Dining Room; Looking S
HB442776
Overall View Of Dining Room; Looking S
Detail View Of Dining Room S Wall, Showing Added Built-in China Case And Fireplace
HB442777
Detail View Of Dining Room S Wall, Showing Added Built-in China Case And Fireplace
3/4 View Of Arched Doorway And Main Staircase In Central Hallway; Looking Nnw
HB442778
3/4 View Of Arched Doorway And Main Staircase In Central Hallway; Looking Nnw
Second-floor Central Hall; Looking E
HB442779
Second-floor Central Hall; Looking E
General View Of Sw Bedroom, Second Floor; Looking Ne
HB442780
General View Of Sw Bedroom, Second Floor; Looking Ne
Detail View Of Fireplace, Second-floor Se Bedroom; Looking N
HB442781
Detail View Of Fireplace, Second-floor Se Bedroom; Looking N
Rear Hall And Stairs, First Floor; Looking Wnw
HB442782
Rear Hall And Stairs, First Floor; Looking Wnw
Third-floor Main Hall And Stairs To Tower; Looking E
HB442783
Third-floor Main Hall And Stairs To Tower; Looking E
Tower Staircase; Looking W
HB442784
Tower Staircase; Looking W
Photograph Of A Photograph In Possession Of Rock Island Arsenal Historical Office
HB442785
Photograph Of A Photograph In Possession Of Rock Island Arsenal Historical Office
Photograph Of Line Drawing In Possession Of Engineering Plans And Services Division, Rock Island Arsenal
HB442786
Photograph Of Line Drawing In Possession Of Engineering Plans And Services Division, Rock Island Arsenal
Photograph Of Line Drawing In Possession Of Engineering Plans And Services Division, Rock Island Arsenal
HB442787
Photograph Of Line Drawing In Possession Of Engineering Plans And Services Division, Rock Island Arsenal
Photograph Of Line Drawing In Possession Of Engineering Plans And Services Division, Rock Island Arsenal
HB442788
Photograph Of Line Drawing In Possession Of Engineering Plans And Services Division, Rock Island Arsenal
Photograph Of Line Drawing In Possession Of Engineering Plans And Services Division, Rock Island Arsenal
HB442789
Photograph Of Line Drawing In Possession Of Engineering Plans And Services Division, Rock Island Arsenal
Photograph Of Line Drawing In Possession Of Engineering Plans And Services Division, Rock Island Arsenal
HB442790
Photograph Of Line Drawing In Possession Of Engineering Plans And Services Division, Rock Island Arsenal
Photograph Of Line Drawing In Possession Of Engineering Plans And Services Division, Rock Island Arsenal
HB442791
Photograph Of Line Drawing In Possession Of Engineering Plans And Services Division, Rock Island Arsenal
Photograph Of Line Drawing In Possession Of Engineering Plans And Services Division, Rock Island Arsenal
HB442792
Photograph Of Line Drawing In Possession Of Engineering Plans And Services Division, Rock Island Arsenal
Photograph Of Line Drawing In Possession Of Engineering Plans And Services Division, Rock Island Arsenal
HB442793
Photograph Of Line Drawing In Possession Of Engineering Plans And Services Division, Rock Island Arsenal


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Location
Gillespie Avenue between Terrace Drive & Hedge Lan, Rock%25252BIsland, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS IL-1001-E
Building/structure dates: 1871 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1905 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1957 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. Although only a few buildings were erected prior to Rodman's death in 1871, subsequent construction under Rodman's nineteenth-century successors closely conformed to the original plan. Located on the island's north-central shore, the Commanding Officer's Quarters was one of the first building's erected under the Rodman plan. Designed by Rodman, it was completed in the fall of 1871, a few months after his death. The richly ornamented limestone structure is a superb example of Italianate architecture. In its scale and detailing, it symbolized the arsenal's importance as a major government installation and strongly influenced the design of three neighboring subaltern officer's quarters (see HABS Nos. IL-1001F, IL-1001G, IL 1001H). The building 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. E (front) elevation, shown in context; looking W. (Ceronie)
2. 3/4 view of S & E (front) elevations; looking NW. (Ceronie)
3. 3/4 view of W & S elevations; looking NE. (Harms)
4. 3/4 view of N & W elevations; looking SSE. (Harms)
5. 3/4 view of E (front) & N elevations; looking SW. (Harms)
6. Detail view of porte cochere, looking N. (Ceronie)
7. Detail view of W parlor bay window, S elevation. (Harms)
8. Tower detail, showing pedimented windows and brackets; E elevation. (Ceronie)
9. Detail view of original doorknob, main entrance double doors; looking W. (Ceronie)
10. General view of E vestibule, showing doors to E parlor and main hall, and built-in clock and free standing chest; looking WSW. (Ryan and Harms)
11. General view of main hall and E vestibule beyond; looking E. (Ceronie)
12. General view of W parlor, first-floor; looking NE to E parlor. (Ceronie)
13. General view of E parlor, first-floor; looking SW toward bay window alcove and W parlor. (Ceronie and Harms)
14. Fireplace detail, E parlor, first-floor; looking N. (Ryan)
15. General view of library, showing brick fireplace and built-in cabinets; looking SW. (Ryan and Harms)
16. General view of dining room, looking NE; showing original furniture and original built-in cabinet. (Ryan)
17. Dining room bay window; looking NNE. (Ceronie and Harms)
18. Overall view of dining room; looking S. (Ceronie)
19. Detail view of dining room S wall, showing added built-in china case and fireplace. (Ryan)
20. 3/4 view of arched doorway and main staircase in central hallway; looking NNW. (Ceronie and Harms)
21. Second-floor central hall; looking E. (Ceronie)
22. General view of SW Bedroom, second floor; looking NE. (Ryan)
23. Detail view of fireplace, second-floor SE bedroom; looking N. (Ceronie)
24. Rear hall and stairs, first floor; looking WNW. (Ryan and Harms)
25. Third-floor main hall and stairs to tower; looking E. (Ceronie)
26. Tower staircase; looking W. (Ryan and Harms)
27. Photograph of a photograph in possession of Rock Island Arsenal Historical Office. EAST ELEVATION. ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 1887.
28. Photograph of line drawing in possession of Engineering Plans and Services Division, Rock Island Arsenal. BASEMENT PLAN, UNDATED.
29. Photograph of line drawing in possession of Engineering Plans and Services Division, Rock Island Arsenal. FIRST FLOOR PLAN, UNDATED.
30. Photograph of line drawing in possession of Engineering Plans and Services Division, Rock Island Arsenal. SECOND FLOOR PLAN, UNDATED.
31. Photograph of line drawing in possession of Engineering Plans and Services Division, Rock Island Arsenal. THIRD FLOOR PLAN, UNDATED.
32. Photograph of line drawing in possession of Engineering Plans and Services Division, Rock Island Arsenal. EAST ELEVATION, UNDATED.
33. Photograph of line drawing in possession of Engineering Plans and Services Division, Rock Island Arsenal. SOUTH ELEVATION, UNDATED.
34. Photograph of line drawing in possession of Engineering Plans and Services Division, Rock Island Arsenal. WEST ELEVATION, UNDATED.
35. Photograph of line drawing in possession of Engineering Plans and Services Division, Rock Island Arsenal. NORTH ELEVATION, UNDATED.


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