OLD LANDMARK SCHEDULED FOR CONDEMNATION -- One of Davenport's oldest houses, reportedly built about 100 years ago, is scheduled for condemnation action by the Davenport city council at the committee-of-the-whole session Wednesday, March 5, 1952, it was announced today. It's the John Lewis Drew residence, 519 Pershing Avenue. Drew was one of Davenport's early residents, and his son and daughter, Alex and Miss Frances Drew, still reside in the home. The house and property was purchased by Davenport lodge No. 28 Loyal Order of Moose in 1944. (The Daily Times photo)
Hundreds of Davenport residents passing each day on Pershing Avenue may glance at the old John Drew residence located on the east side between Fifth and Sixth streets, but few realize that it is an excellent example of Anglo-American architecture of 80 years ago.
This historic home, demolished in 1952, was built by John Drew about 100 years ago. The classic example of early Anglo-American architecture was located between Fifth and Sixth Sts. on Pershing Ave.