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HISTORIC PRESERVATION: INVESTING IN OUR FUTURE BY HONORING OUR PAST

About Us

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Our History

   

MPS was founded in 1986 by a group working to prevent the demolition of the 1858 Joseph Huntoon House. The Italianate home, which included hand-painted ceilings by Swedish artist Frank Lundahl, was ultimately demolished. Although the house and its history were lost, a strong Moline Preservation Society emerged as a result.

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Preserving the Past

  MPS advocates for the historic preservation, protection, and restoration of historic properties in the City of Moline as both an economic and cultural investment in the future.  MPS meetings usually consist of historic property or neighborhood tours, discussions on local history and education around historical landmarks. Although primarily focused on Moline, MPS also collaborates with other organizations to advocate for historic preservation in the greater Quad Cities area which includes Moline, Rock Island, Davenport, and Bettendorf.  

Events

Tuesday, 11/12

Free Presentation - Historic Bridges of the Quad Cities

6:30 pm @ The Butterworth Center 1105 8th Street Moline

Event Details

Tuesday, 11/12

Free Presentation - Historic Bridges of the Quad Cities

Curtis Roseman is professor emeritus of geography, University of Southern California and Mr. Replinger is a geographer from Rock Island. Together they have written a book on the area bridges from Muscatine, Iowa, to Savanna, Illinois and have included bridges that cross both the Rock River and the Mississippi River. The historical and geographical context of each bridge will be covered with photos and images of each bridge. With the new I-74 bridge being built today, now is a good time to look back and see the different styles of bridges that have been built and the cost and time it took to construct them.

6:30 pm @ The Butterworth Center 1105 8th Street Moline

Monday, 12/16

Free Presentation - Battle of the Bulge, 75th Anniversary

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Bartlett Performing Arts Center - Moline High School 3600 Avenue of the Cities Moline

Event Details

Monday, 12/16

Free Presentation - Battle of the Bulge, 75th Anniversary

Guest Speaker: 1st LT Kevin Braafladt, US Army


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Bartlett Performing Arts Center - Moline High School 3600 Avenue of the Cities Moline

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