Weisman's Subdivision Neighborhood

Don't Leave Town to See Chicago-Style Bungalows

Sam Weisman arrived in Rock Island before WWI as a poor Russian immigrant. At his death in 1948, he was one of our most acclaimed citizens, renowned for the quality of his construction as well as his personal integrity. His buildings ranged from large apartments to small homes such as these seven. Built around 1930, they are "Chicago-style" bungalows which show Tudor Revival and Arts and Crafts features. Interiors are surprisingly spacious and designed for gracious living. Note the leaded glass windows; some in this small distinct area feature metallic gold accents.

This small neighborhood of bungalows is recognized as one of Rock Island's 100 Most Significant Unprotected Structures. Learn more about the history and architecture of this unique neighborhood and the man who developed these wonderful homes.


The Weisman's Subdivision is located on the north side of the 2900 block of 21st Avenue.

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