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Downtown Davenport in Scott County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Union Station

— Quad Cities Riverway —

 
 
Union Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 9, 2022
1. Union Station Marker
Inscription.  In 1924, the Davenport, Rock Island and North Western Railway Co. and its co-owners, the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad and the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, constructed the Union Passenger Station to replace three separate stations located in Davenport's downtown area. The Georgian/Federal Revival style station served passengers traveling into and out of Davenport as well as handled freight and baggage in the adjacent Package Express Building. During this period, the Arsenal Bridge, the Crescent Railroad Bridge (completed in 1900) and the north-south and east-west rail lines that crossed here made Davenport an important railroad center.

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1940s Davenport's Union Station, probably in the 1940s. Photo courtesy of Davenport Public Library
1950s In the 1950s, the Davenport, Rock Island and North Western engine No. 1 stopped for a photograph at Union Station. Notice the original canopy that protected passengers from the weather. Photo Courtesy of City of Davenport

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funded by a grant from the McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, to River Action, Inc. which is matched locally by foundations, city and county governments, businesses and individuals.

Major funders to date include: the McKnight Foundation, the Riverboat Development Authority, Scott County Regional Authority, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, Iowa Arts Council, John Deere Foundation, Modern Woodmen of America, the Cities of Davenport, Bettendorf, Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline, and the Counties of Rock Island and Scott.

Courtesy of Riverboat Development Authority, Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science, River Action, and Downtown Davenport Development Corporation.

 
Erected by Riverboat Development Authority • Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science • River Action • Downtown Davenport Development Corporation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1924.
 
Location. 41° 31.192′ N, 90° 34.635′ W. Marker is in Davenport, Iowa, in Scott County. It is in Downtown Davenport. Marker is at the intersection of South Harrison Street and West River Drive (Business U.S. 61), on the right when traveling south on South Harrison Street. Touch for map.
Union Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 9, 2022
2. Union Station Marker
Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 S Harrison St, Davenport IA 52801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blackhawk Purchase Treaty Commemorative (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Dillon Fountain (about 500 feet away); The Natatorium (about 500 feet away); Petersen Memorial Music Pavilion (about 600 feet away); Leon “Bix” Beiderbecke (about 700 feet away); The LeClaire House Hotel (about 800 feet away); First Chiropractic Adjustment (approx. 0.2 miles away); Corner of Ripley and Third Streets (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Davenport.
 
Union Station image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 9, 2022
3. Union Station
View from the riverside.
Union Station image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 9, 2022
4. Union Station
View from West River Drive (U.S. 61 Business).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 12, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   4. submitted on July 13, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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