The Rock Island Preservation Commission recently designated the Levi Haverstick house at 544 23rd St., as the city's 41st landmark.
According to a city news release, the home was recognized for its connection to one of Rock Island's earliest newspaper publishers and editors, and for its intact Italianate style with heavily ornamented paired brackets, restored this year by Rock Island Economic GROWTH Corporation.
The cube-shaped brick home was built in 1869 and restored 143 years later by GROWTH, utilizing Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds.
According to Diane Oestreich, Levi Michael Haverstick moved to Rock Island County in 1866, when he bought the Rock Island Daily Union, and later was president of the Union Printing Company.
He built the home in anticipation of his wedding to Mary Emma Frantz in 1870.
Ms. Oestreich prepared the 17-page nomination and submitted it on behalf of the Broadway Historic District Association, with the consent and support of GROWTH.
GROWTH is the present owner. The home is in the Broadway National Register Historic District.
Today is Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States. 1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment. 1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan. 1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war. 1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs. 1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.