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Davenport, Rock Island and Northwestern Depot
2021 River Dr., Moline (Rock Island Co.)






December, 2012: The Moline Preservation Society has launched a campaign to raise $155,000 to cover the city’s portion of expenses for moving the Moline depot. Read more about this project and make your pledge.


Located in the Quad Cities along the Illinois side of the Mississippi River, this turn-of-the-century train depot was designed by architect Olaf Z. Cervin of Rock Island, completed in 1900, and was in active use for over 30 years. In 1934, the decommissioned depot was converted into offices for the Frank Foundry Company. The City of Moline purchased the building in 1994, designated it a local landmark, and renovated it as a Visitor Center. That facility closed in May 2008 and the building is now vacant. A new federal highway bridge is scheduled for construction at this location, and the depot stands in the way of an off-ramp.





To voice your opposition to the current demolition plan, and support the relocation and rehabilitation of the Moline Depot please call or send letters to:



The Honorable Phil Hare
17th Congressional District
2001 52nd Avenue, #5
Moline, IL 61265
Phone: 309-793-5760
Fax: 309-762-9193


The Honorable Don Welvaert
City of Moline
619 - 16th Street
Moline, IL 61265
Phone: 309-797-0461








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