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

    Thank You Wine Walk Sponsors!

  • A big "thank you" to the sponsors of Broadway's 5th Annual Wine Walk. Please check out these businesses and tell them you appreciate their support of Broadway!
    Skeleton Key Art and Antiques
    Gas & Electric Credit Union
    US Bank Home Mortgage
    American Bank & Trust
    Eric Reyes Law
    Jumer's Casino & Hotel
  • Next Broadway Board Meeting

  • The Broadway Board meets the third Thursday of every month (except December) 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.