1623 2nd Avenue, Rock Island
2 Owner-Occupied Condominiums, 1 Commercial Space
$1 Million Investment
A $1 million investment in the Bowlby Condominiums created first floor commercial space and one condo spanning each of the second and third floors. These unique condo spaces are described as luxurious living in a historic building with old world charm.
The condo units offer modern amenities including a whirlpool bath, fireplace, custom floor plan, garage parking, and balcony with a view of the Mississippi River. Bowlby is another great example of redeveloping a forgotten structure into practical space for downtown dwellers.
Financing sources include: City of Rock Island, Development Association of Rock Island, and MWABank.
Interesting Fact: Bowlby Condos is named in honor of Bowlby Music—a music store that operated for 20 years in downtown Rock Island. The second floor of the three-story Bowlby has a skylight!
Above: Bowlby circa 1990.
Below: Pre-renovation photo of interior demolition and fireplace with unique exposed brick wall.
Below left: Interior photos of the sleek hallway and living room.