Riverview Terrace Historic District

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Riverview Terrace Historic District
Riverview Terrace.jpg
Riverview Terrace Park overlooking Davenport. (Rock Island, Illinois can be seen at the top of the picture, across the Mississippi River.)
Riverview Terrace Historic District is located in Iowa
Riverview Terrace Historic District
Location Roughly Riverview Terr., Clay and Washington Sts., Davenport, Iowa
Coordinates 41°31′49″N 90°35′43″W / 41.53028°N 90.59528°W / 41.53028; -90.59528Coordinates: 41°31′49″N 90°35′43″W / 41.53028°N 90.59528°W / 41.53028; -90.59528
Area 15.2 acres (6.2 ha)
Architect Clausen & Clausen
Architectural style Bungalow/Craftsman, Late Victorian, Italian Villa
Governing body Private
MPS Davenport MRA
NRHP Reference # 84000339[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 1, 1984
Designated DRHP August 4, 1993[2]

The Riverview Terrace Historic District is a 15.2-acre (6.2 ha) historic district in Davenport, Iowa that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. It was listed on the Davenport Register of Historic Properties in 1993. The neighborhood was originally named Burrow's Bluff and Lookout Park and contains a three acre park on a large hill.[3]

In 1984, the district included 21 buildings deemed to contribute to the historic character of the area, and one other contributing site.[1] The district is significant for its architectural styles, which are representative of late-19th century and early-20th century styles used in late-19th century and early-20th century Davenport.[4][5] Architectural styles include Italianate, Georgian, and Federal.[3] The neighborhood has local significance as being one of the few developed at the turn of the twentieth century with a park as the focal point.[3]

Riverview Terrace runs along Clay Street from Fillmore Street northwest a few blocks to the edge of the old Marycrest International University. On the south side of the neighborhood is Riverview Terrace Park, originally called Lookout Park. The park is a large steep hill, and offers a view of the river and Rock Island, Illinois. The area around the park contains large Italianate, Georgian, and Federal style houses. Beyond the park are smaller houses along with brick streets.


  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 2011-03-07. 
  3. ^ a b c Plan and Zoning Commission book
  4. ^ Martha H. Bowers (January, 1982 and July, 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Historical and Architectural Resources of Davenport, Iowa, MRA (Part I and Part II)". National Park Service.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ Nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com - Scott County, Iowa. Retrieved: 2010-02-03.


  • Plan and Zoning Commission, "Historic preservation in Davenport, Iowa for inclusion in the Davenport Comprehensive Plan : preliminary report to the Comprehensive Plan Committee Plan and Zoning Commission", (1985) OCLC 20501198

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