Joseph Burgart farmed this part of Rock Island for 45 years before he finished subdividing the land, pieces at a time, for housing development. Joseph's own house is the prominent Foursquare located at 2700 21st Avenue.
The subdivisions started near 30th Street in the 1920s, and gradually worked their way west, ending with the 1940s and 50s construction of Hill Crest Court. The 29th and 30th Street areas are a veritable walking tour of Tudor Revival architecture of the period. The later, western houses on Hill Crest Court and 28th Street feature Colonial Revival variations, Minimal Traditional house types and one notable International style house.
Burgart's Additions are irregularly shaped and bounded by 21st Avenue along the north, 22nd Avenue and the end of Hill Crest Court on the south, 28th Street on the west and 29th and 30th Streets on the east.