Newsletter November 2020

Downtown Rock Island achieved listing on the National Register of Historic Places during summer of 2020. This newsletter celebrates some of the many structures that created and maintain the historic character of our downtown. The pandemic continues to limit our ability to meet in person as a group, however, we are still gathering on the … [ Continued

Newsletter August 2020

Read about concrete block houses, updates on Courthouse and Downtown National Register, and an art surprise.

Newsletter May 2020

This RIPS News issue focuses on the topic of epidemics and features the 1918 Flu epidemic especially as it affected Rock Island and the long term tuberculosis scare. Sadly, the buildings used to care for patients are no longer present but we can look back and appreciate the structures that met the needs of our … [ Continued