The iron vehicular gates at Oakdale Memorial Gardens in Davenport were taken down in 2009 when blacktop was laid on roads in the cemetery. Among them was the main road from Eastern Avenue. After repairs, the gates were rehung Monday, staff reported.
The eight acres of land that the entrance sits on was purchased from the estate of District Judge James Grant in 1892. The land was the original Scott County Fairgrounds.
Planning for a new entrance with monumental gates was begun in January 1895. A plan for the gates by architect Edward S. Hammatt was approved in July 1895 and the work completed in late 1896.