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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  Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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