Like us on Facebook!
Follow us on Instagram!
DPL on Social Media
Links of Interest
© The Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center of the Davenport Public Library, 2007-2022. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to The Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center of the Davenport Public Library with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
Tag Archives: businesses
SPECIAL EVENT!! SPECIAL EVENT!! #Iowa175 Celebration!!
#Iowa175 Celebration at The Library | MAIN this Thursday, August 19th from 4:30-7:30 PM, kicking off the Alternating Currents weekend with a fun event of history, music, and culture celebrating the 175th anniversary of Iowa’s statehood! This free event features … Continue reading
Posted in Library, Local History Tagged businesses, Crafts, Davenport, Davenport Public Library, Iowa, Iowa History, Local History, Music, Special Events and Projects Leave a comment
National Black Business Month
August is National Black Business Month, and this week’s blog celebrates Black-owned businesses active in Davenport at three different points in its history. The earliest African American proprietor in the city was likely barber James Hanover Warwick. His freedom purchased … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged #blacklivesmatter, African-Americans, black business month, businesses Leave a comment
Rhomberg’s: A Look Back at 80 Years of Fashion Forward
Rhomberg’s Fur and Leather Gallery, the last of the Quad-City furriers, recently announced that it will be going out of business, after nearly eighty years in Davenport. The family-owned retailer, which was established in Dubuque in 1907, was first listed … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged businesses, Local History, Rhomberg's Fur and Leather Gallery Leave a comment
A Davenport First: Green River Soda
As we wait (im)patiently in our department for winter to bloom into spring, we linger a little longer over the warm weather pictures and the senior yearbooks we pull for patrons. And sometimes our lingering leads to a blog topic—especially … Continue reading