Historic Pictures of Davenport
Washington Square - The center of German life. Germans donated $1,500 for the the iron fountain with the Germania figurine.
A bird's eye view on Davenport in 1875, published in an atlas. The X on the left marks Washington Square. Also in the picture: lumber piles on the riverbank of Müller Lumber Company.
John Berwald's Deutsche Buchhandlung (German Book Store) on W 2nd St, which had a large collection of imported books, magazines, and newspapers.
Forty-Eighter August Steffen's large retail store, since 1877 located atthe northeast corner of Second and Harrison Streets. Ernst Claussen had his law offices on the 2nd floor during his tenure as anti-prohibtion mayor (1883-1889.
The Sängerfest of 1898 was the most important local event of the year, with Singers from Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and many Iowa communities at the event. 137 local singers were also participating. This photo of the parade was taken from New Turner Hall.
An early 1900s view on West 2nd Street where Forty-Eighter Louis Hanssen had his retail shop on the left side.
The Northwest Turner Society, founded 1871, at a patriotic showing during World War I, doing gymnastics.