May 2nd, 2013 by PJ
The iconic “Overview Mansion” at 412 W. 6th St., presently for sale, is in contention for a Doory Award.
The Doory Awards are sponsored by HGTV and Zillow.com, and are a celebration of unique homes for sale across America. There are 20 categories. “Overview” was nominated for “DIY Dream Home”. The home will also be featured Fri., May 3, 2013 on Ch. 8, WQAD Tv 10 pm news.
The public has a chance to be part of the voting process. Anyone can go online and vote once per day. Here is the link people can go to to vote: http://www.frontdoor.com/doory/diy-dream-homes. Winners will announced in June. Hopefully this increase in exposure will bring the right buyer!
For further information on this property, see Available Properties.
April 26th, 2013 by PJ
816 W. 6th St. A 1900 “as is” 2 bedroom property with newer kitchen and bath, some new windows, flooring and front roof. Also 3-season porch. Price: $37,000. Contact: Deb Haussman, Keller Williams of Greater Quad Cities 563-345-6520; cell: 563-343-4747, email@example.com
April 23rd, 2013 by PJ
Amidst chilly temperatures for onlookers and great temperatures for runners, the 2013 Project Renewal Run for Renewal was held Saturday, April 20, 2013 with enthusiastic and energetic participants completing the 1/2 mile Kid’s “Treat House Trot” or the 5K Run/Walk. The GC-HHDA encouraged runners at the top of the “Ripley Rise”, the very steep hill rising from 6th St. Prize packages from the GC-HHDA were awarded to the first man and first woman to reach the “rise”.
April 18th, 2013 by PJ
The City of Davenport has just launched a city-wide neighborhood newsletter in April 2013. The purpose of this newsletter is for neighborhoods to share their news and events with other neighborhoods. The newsletter will be published quarterly. To get more information or to submit an article to the newsletter, contact NEWsletter@ci.davenport.ia.us. You can read the first issue of the NEWsletter by clicking on the following link or by entering the URL text into your web browser:
April 16th, 2013 by PJ
Address: 406 W. 8th St. 1880′s home in iconic Gold Coast District. Price: $29,900. MLS# 4140710. Contact: Chris Holvoet, Mel Foster Co. Cell: 563-505-8140. firstname.lastname@example.org. More info at Melfosterco.com
April 5th, 2013 by PJ
Address: 532 W. 8th St. Turn of the century charm in this 4 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath house! Located on a double lot. Many unique features including leaded glass windows, marble fireplace, stately pillars dividing the living room and foyer, gorgeous original staircase and wood floors throughout. The walk-up attic has tons of storage. Main floor laundry. Plenty of room to build a garage. Needs TLC but several rooms are finished and electrical are updated. Centrall air could be added. Being sold-as-is. No FHA please. Price: $85,000. Contact: Rose Wulgaert, Ruhl&Ruhl Reasltors Moline, MLS#4141558. Phone: 309-236-3611 or 309-743-8000. Email: email@example.com. More information at Ruhlhomes.com. History: Circa 1895, the Carl & Johanna Luetje Home. Luetje was manager of Petersen Dry Goods & Davenport Woolen Mills and Scott County Treasurer. Johanna was daughter of J>H>C> Petersen, who built the house. Queeen Anne style with craftsman style porch that replaced the original after 1910.
March 30th, 2013 by PJ
The May business membership meeting for the GC-HHDA in 2013 is Saturday, May 18 2013 at 614 W. 5th St., the Cafe d’Marie. There will be a 10 am social time with the meeting starting at 10:30 am. Members will receive necessary materials in advance of the meeting. Guest speaker is Chris Johnson, Davenport City Arborist. The Cafe d’Marie will also be open for business that day.
March 30th, 2013 by PJ
United Neighbors has awarded two beautification grants for 2013 to the GC-HHDA. One of the awards is for annual planting in the Gold Coast Park. Along with many perennials that adorn the park, these annuals add color and beauty to this pocket park. The second grant is for the purchase and distribution of yard waste bags, and the UN grant this year if for $250. Any Gold Coast resident can get yard waste bags as long as the supply lasts and do their personal yard clean up at no cost. An added advantage is the free city pick-up of these materials the first 2 weeks in April and from mid-October through November. At other times of year, residents must purchase stickers to attach to the yard waste bags.
March 30th, 2013 by PJ
In the spring of 2012 two diseased fir trees were taken down in the Gold Coast Park, part of a stand of trees planted a dozen years ago. In the past years 5 trees have been removed by Alex Ploen with the help of GC-HHDA members. Trees were cut down, chopped up and stacked on the boulevard at the Park for removal by the City of Davenport. Approximately 10 Gold Coast residents participated in this project. Plans have not been finalized for replacement, although one maple was planted in 2011 with a grant from Tri-City Garden Club. Another fir tree is on the docket to be removed in 2013