Moline Preservation Society will meet April 23 for dinner and tour


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Posted Online: April 16, 2013, 11:13 am
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Press release submitted by Diann Moore


The Moline Preservation Society will meet April 23 for dinner and tour of two downtown Moline buildings. At 6:00p.m. the society will meet at LeMekong, 1606-5th Avenue, Moline for dinner off the menu. We will see and hear about the changes the Pham family have made to their restaurant. After dinner we will cross 5th Avenue and visit The Planning Center in the former Grant building. It will give us a chance to marvel at the chance to the building. The latest information about our "Save the Moline Depot" campaign and the depot's move to Western Illinois University campus on River Drive will also be discussed. RSVP for dinner reservations to 762-3058 by April 22.

















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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