Broadway is an active 19th century neighborhood in the heart of Rock Island, Illinois, known for its historic homes, innovative preservation activities, and front porch socializing.
Broadway is within walking distance to both the Mississippi River and Rock Island's thriving downtown arts-and-entertainment district. Residents and visitors enjoy close proximity to parks, museums, bike paths, schools, and shopping.
The Broadway neighborhood became a National Historic District in 1998 and has appeared in Midwest Living and This Old House magazines.
Broadway residents take pride in the architecture and history of the homes and businesses in the neighborhood as well as our reputation as a tight-knit community. Broadway residents are doers and makers, and in addition to our mission to teach the community about historic preservation, we also organize and host a number of social activities throughout the year, including a brewing club, cash mobs, wine walks, beer crawls, neighborhood cleanups, trivia nights, block parties, ice cream socials, old house workshops, and our signature Great Unveilings.
Broadway neighbors coming together for a good cause. Thank you to everyone who either slogged through the mud today planting seeds and rolling out burlap, or lent your equipment for the prairie restoration on 22nd St. Not only will this prairie restoration help control erosion and runoff in our neighborhood, this will be an attractive addition in the years to come, for all of us and our native wildlife too 🦋🦇
WELCOME TO BROADWAY!
Broadway Fall Clean Up
October 4th 2020: Join us at Josh's House (1030 20th St.) at 9 AM for our annual neighborhood Fall Cleanup! We are partnering once again with Keep Rock Island Beautiful. Cool Beanz will be providing pastries and coffee for volunteers. Cleanup equipment will be provided. Help us Keep Broadway Beautiful!