Landmarks Illinois and Renaissance Rock Island to host Historic Tax Credit workshop

Posted Online: Aug. 21, 2014, 6:48 pm
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ROCK ISLAND – Landmarks Illinois and Renaissance Rock Island will host a Historic Tax Credit workshop from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at The Establishment Theatre, 220 19th St., Rock Island.

The workshop will discuss efforts to enact a statewide historic tax credit program and benefits of the program. Landmarks Illinois also will discuss available incentives to reinvest in historic buildings.

Owners of historic commercial buildings, Realtors, architects, city planners, public officials, businesses and economic development leaders, bankers and accountants are invited, according to the news release.

The workshop is free, but registration is requested. Email or call 217-836-2524. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Renaissance Rock Island is the umbrella agency for Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation, Development Association of Rock Island and The Downtown Rock Island Arts & Entertainment District.

Landmarks Illinois is the state's leading voice for historic preservation and promotes reuse of buildings as a strategy for economic development and sustaining healthy communities while expanding the public's understanding and stewardship of the built environment.


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  Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.

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