The historic district is a small neighborhood located on the western border of the Village of East Davenport. It runs along Mississippi Street from Eleventh Street down to River Drive and a block east along Prospect Drive and Prospect Terrace. The neighborhood was developed from 1895-1910, and is one of many Davenport neighborhoods around the start of the 20th century to focus around a park. Houses in Prospect Park are very large, and are set back on spacious lots. The houses are late Queen Anne style, Neoclassical, and Tudor Revival. The neighborhood housed many prominent figures, including contractors, physicians, and attorneys. The proximity and commanding view of the river kept this neighborhood fashionable long after the originally families had departed. Unlike similar west end and central neighborhoods, Prospect Park has retained mostly single family usage.