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Rock Island Arsenal, Building No. 321, Rodman Avenue & Rock Island Avenue, Rock Island, Rock Island County, IL

Rock Island Arsenal, Building No. 321, Rodman Avenue & Rock Island Avenue, Rock Island, Rock Island County, IL

 
 
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Summary

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. ... Located on the western end of the island, the Guard House was erected in 1875 to serve as a security check point for visitors entering the arsenal from Davenport, Iowa. The only Gothic Revival structure built under the Rodman plan, the buildings displays carefully crafted, detailing that is thoroughly in keeping with its diminutive size. It is part of the Rock Island Arsenal National Register Historic District.
Survey number: HABS IL-1001-D
Building/structure dates: 1875 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: ca. 1900 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 69000057

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Date

1933 - 1970
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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Rodman, Thomas Jefferson
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Source

Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html