Rock Island Arsenal, Building No. 109, Rodman Avenue & Fourth Street, Rock Island, Rock Island County, IL
Significance: Although Rock Island Arsenal was designated an ordnance manufacturing installation during the Civil War, it was not until World War I that all of the stone Greek Revival shops on Rodman Avenue were fully outfitted with production machinery. To facilitate material handling between the shops, the arsenal command in 1917-1918 authorized the construction of four connecting links that matched the architectural detailing of the older buildings. The G-I Connection joined Shops G and I (see HAER Nos. IL-20I, IL-20J). Part of the Rock Island Arsenal National Register Historic District, the building embodied an equal concern for utilitarian and aesthetic considerations that became increasingly rare during subsequent wartime construction programs.
Survey number: HAER IL-20-T
Building/structure dates: 1918 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 19q3 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: ca. 1979 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 69000057