In 1984, the district included 21 buildings deemed to contribute to the historic character of the area, and one other contributing site. 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. Architectural styles include Italianate, Georgian, and Federal. 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.
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.
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) OCLC20501198