Newsletters


Newsletter August 2019

RIPS Newsletter “The Downtown Edition.” Downtown Rock Island will soon be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Articles include the history of downtown, including examples of important structures that make Rock Island unique. You will also learn a bit about the financial incentives that help property owners rehab and restore their buildings.


Newsletter May 2019

RIPS Newsletter 05-2019 final The Rock Island Preservation Society quarterly newsletter is now posted. We have a number of special activities coming up, including the annual presentation of Preservation Awards, a walking tour of a Rock Island neighborhood, and a potluck. Get a sneak preview of the Awards that will be presented at the May … [ Continued


Newsletter February 2019

RIPS Newsletter 02-2019 This newsletter contains membership renewal information, a call for our annual awards, and a summary of recent actions by courthouse proponents.  There’s also information on an upcoming walking tour of the 1918 Government Housing as well as a story about a newly exposed cast iron storefront downtown at 313 20th Street.