We thought we would take a look back this week at snow removal in Davenport as we wait to see what kind of winter awaits us in 2016.
The picture below shows the Davenport Public Works department hard at work removing snow in 1944.
We were able to research the addresses of the buildings behind the trucks to identify the location of the photograph. We learned the photo was taken not far from the Davenport Public Library Main Street branch.
The Davenport City Directory 1944 lists the Security Fire Insurance Company of Davenport as being at 217 West 4th Street. The Model Laundry was at 219-221 West 4th Street.
Today the buildings are gone and the site is a parking lot. The photo was most likely taken from across the street near the front of Davenport City Hall.
Just a reminder that the Davenport Public Library and Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center will be closed December 31, 2015 and January 1, 2016. We will reopen January 2, 2016.
We wish everyone a safe and happy New Year.
(posted by Amy D.)