Postcards From Home

Immanuel Lutheran Church

5th Avenue at 20th Street  1923 5th Avenue Like hands folded in prayer, the tall tapered spires of Immanuel Lutheran Church are emblems of a religious structure that has graced … [ Continued

Frederick & Rose Titterington House

816 22nd Street  Although Real Photo postcards aren’t as colorful as their lithographed, mass-produced, counterparts, they are even more valuable to the architectural historian.  Even when they are badly faded … [ Continued

Norrman House

4509 8th Avenue Many folks have shared their treasured Rock Island postcards for this series and this is no exception.  The Real Photo postcard of a house at 4509 8th … [ Continued

Lincoln Park – Denkmann Memorial Pool

Near 40th Street & 11th Avenue This postcard, which dates from about 1960, isn’t as old as many in this series of articles, but it’s one with an interesting story.  … [ Continued

Central Trust & Savings Bank

230 18th Street In Rock Island’s early years, it seems that there was a bank (or two) at every downtown intersection. This postcard shows one of the finest bank buildings … [ Continued

American Foursquare

Address unverified  This Real Photo postcard is believed to show a Rock Island house, as it was included with many other Rock Island postcards that Robert Schroeder inherited from his … [ Continued

E. A. Adams House

1712 12th Avenue  This is a “Real Photo” postcard that would have been custom made for the Adams family who owned the house.   Although caption indicates it is at 1712 … [ Continued

House at 530 20th Avenue

This Real Photo postcard from Bob Schroeder’s collection has a special meaning to him because it shows his grandmother’s house, the same grandmother, Emma Holtzer, from whom he inherited a … [ Continued