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Tag Archives: cornerstone
Breaking the Cornerstone: Demolition of the Carnegie Library
Once the largest Carnegie Library west (or north) of the Mississippi River, in the 1960s the Davenport Public Library faced an unsettled future due to developing structural problems. In the early 1960s, the Library Board requested funds to build a … Continue reading
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Five Score and Ten Years Ago: Laying the cornerstone for Davenport (Central) High School
110 years ago on June 19, 1905 the cornerstone for the “new” Davenport High School building was laid. A parade of 4,000 children walked from Washington Square to the Main Street site where the basement walls had been raised. There … Continue reading
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