Prospect Park Historic District (Davenport, Iowa)

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Prospect Park Historic District
Prospect Park Davenport.jpg
Some of the houses in the district
Prospect Park Historic District (Davenport, Iowa) is located in Iowa
Prospect Park Historic District (Davenport, Iowa)
Location Roughly bounded by E. River Dr., Mississippi Ave., Prospect Terr., 11th and Adams St., Davenport, Iowa
Coordinates 41°31′47″N 90°33′9″W / 41.52972°N 90.55250°W / 41.52972; -90.55250Coordinates: 41°31′47″N 90°33′9″W / 41.52972°N 90.55250°W / 41.52972; -90.55250
Area 23.2 acres (9.4 ha)
Built 1895
Architect Temple & Burrows; et al.
Architectural style Classical Revival, Tudor Revival
Governing body Private
MPS Davenport MRA
NRHP Reference # 84000338[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 1, 1984
Designated DRHP August 4, 1993[2]

The Prospect Park Historic District in Davenport, Iowa, United States is a historic district that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. In its 23.2-acre (9.4 ha) area, it included 23 contributing buildings in 1984.[1] The Prospect Park hill was listed on the Davenport Register of Historic Properties in 1993.

Location within the city

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.[3] Unlike similar west end and central neighborhoods, Prospect Park has retained mostly single family usage.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Historic Preservation Commission. "Davenport Register of Historic Properties". City of Davenport. Retrieved 2011-03-10. 
  3. ^ Plan and Zoning Commission (December 1985). Historic Preservation in Davenport, Iowa.