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

    Wine Walk Tickets Now on Sale

  • Broadway's 5th Annual Wine Walk is Saturday, August 8, 2015. Tickets cost $35 each. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
  • Next Broadway Board Meeting

  • The Broadway Board will meet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 21 at Broadway Presbyterian Church, 710 23rd St. All residents are welcome to attend.
  • FREE Sidewalk Repair

  • The City of Rock Island has a new sidewalk program in effect this year. If your sidewalks are in poor shape, contact Public Works at (309) 732-2200. Free sidewalk replacement will be done on a first come, first served basis until city funds run out.
  • Neighborhood Cleanup

  • Saturday, May 2, 9:00 a.m.
    Please meet at 908 20th St. to get your street assignment. Free donuts, coffee and juice will be available. Trash bags, grabbers and gloves will be provided by Keep Rock Island Beautiful. Please contact Janice Welch for more information: wellj@att.net or 309.788.2103