Take a Step Back in Time


The Broadway Historic District is a 19th century neighborhood in the heart of Rock Island, Illinois. This revitalized residential area is known for its vintage homes, exciting preservation efforts, and front porch socializing.

The neighborhood is located near Rock Island's thriving arts-and-entertainment district and Mississippi River. Residents and visitors enjoy close proximity to parks, bike paths, schools, and shopping.

The Broadway area has earned a reputation for its architecture and neighborhood events. It was awarded the status of National Historic District in 1998 and has been recognized in Midwest Living and This Old House magazines. Hundreds of people attend the neighborhood's annual Tour of Homes, where beautifully restored Victorian era homes are open to visitors.

Come learn more about the history of Rock Island and the Broadway District, and what makes this such a great place to live.

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News & Upcoming Events

    Next Broadway Board Meeting

  • The board will vote at the February 16, 2017 meeting on amending the Constitution to adjust the fiscal year from July 1 to June 30 to January 1 to December 31. The Broadway Board meets the third Thursday of every month (except December) at Broadway Presbyterian Church, 710 23rd Street, Rock Island at 6:30 p.m. All residents and visitors are welcome to attend.
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    New Board Members

  • Broadway recently approved new Board officers. Cathie Macdonald is now President and Tyler Pannell is Broadway’s new Secretary. Dylan Parker, Vice President, and Marsha Harmon, Treasurer, are continuing in their previous roles. Congratulations and thank you for volunteering your time!
  • Free Download

  • A Protecting Your Investment: A Guide to Home Maintenance & Preservation booklet has been completed by Broadway resident and volunteer Daryl Empen. Click here to download it as a PDF. The booklet covers the basics for both interior and exterior home maintenance, finding a contractor, Broadway Historic District's Great Unveilings, and historic designations.