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Brief History of Bucktown : Davenport's Infamous District Transformed (Paperback) (Jonathan Turner)
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"German immigrants created leafy beer gardens here nearly two centuries ago, establishing Bucktown as the heart of entertainment in downtown Davenport for generations. In 1916, the founding of the Tri-City Symphony Orchestra at the Burtis Opera House embodied the neighborhood reputation for high culture. The numerous saloons and theaters, as well as the forty-two documented brothels that flourished within two blocks, lent a bawdy side to the good times. Varied industries thrived through World War II, anddowntown bustled with shoppers visiting department stores like Petersen . Later, the neighborhood struggled and declined as a farming crisis hit the region hard. With revitalized landmarks like the magnificent Hotel Blackhawk and the historic Redstone Building, the community is growing more vibrant as a place to live, work and play. Author Jonathan Turner explores this dynamic history and transformation."--Publisher description.
Number of Pages: 171
Genre: History, Photography
Series Title: Brief History
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
Author: Jonathan Turner
Street Date: September 26, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-4965
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