Located in Scott County, Iowa, the city of Davenport is straddled right alongside the Mississippi River. Davenport, Iowa is seen as one of the quad cities, along with Bettendorf, Iowa, and Moline and Rock Island, Illinois. These cities are all located within a short distance of one another, bordering the states of Iowa and Illinois. Davenport's population has grown over the years and continues to do so today. It is located about halfway between the cities of Chicago, Illinois and Des Moines, Iowa, making it a great central hub for easy, close transportation to major cities and towns. There are several colleges located within the city for those seeking a degree, and there are well-known music festivals that take place within the city on an annual basis including the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival and Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival in honor of the native Bix Beiderbecke, who was a jazz player and piano player. Bix Beiderbecke was extremely popular throughout the 1920's, along with Louis Armstrong. Both were considered probably the two most prominent jazz players during the "roaring 20's."
The Rock Island Railroad was constructed in 1856. This railroad bridge went across the Mississippi River and connected the cities of Davenport, Iowa and Rock Island, Illinois. During the Civil War period, Davenport was seen as a central military headquarter station, the first of its kind in Iowa. Five camps were put together in an effort to support the Union States during the war. Once the war was over, though, many people no longer had a home, and homeless children rates escalated dramatically. Eventually the "Iowa Soldier's Orphan Home" was established (later re-named the Annie Wittenmyer Home right before 1950) and numerous children lived here. The children had a school and a chapel, and even a tailor store. The orphan home remained open all the way up until the mid 1970's, providing children with the necessary care they needed.
The City Hall of Davenport was constructed in 1895, and numerous other buildings and businesses began to sprout up about this time. However, the Great Depression put a screeching halt to Davenport's growth as people struggled to find a job and feed themselves in the early 1930's. The people endured and then had to deal with the stress of the Second World War after World War II; Davenport went through a booming period of successful growth and left the hard times behind. Homes, businesses, and industrial factories were built rapidly throughout the 50's, and even though the city suffered a brief period of anguish during the farm crisis of the 1980's, Davenport bounced back and is now a thriving quad city with lots of local entertainment, parks, and museums, along with beautiful homes and a good education system.
Davenport, Iowa is also located near Zimmerman Honda, a top-notch dealership for those seeking a new or pre-owned vehicle, such as a car, truck, van, or SUV. Zimmerman Honda is located in Rock Island, Illinois, but is proud to serve the entire quad city area and has been doing so now for 58 years. Great customer service and excellent pricing are just a few of the things that have brought Zimmerman Honda to the forefront of being one of the best car dealerships in the county. This award winning dealership won the Past President's Award for Honda, an accolade that puts Zimmerman Honda among the top 100 high quality dealerships in the United States based on customer survey feedback. Davenport, Iowa is a beautiful place to live and an even better one to purchase a new or pre-owned vehicle from Zimmerman Honda. Quad city customers will always be pleased when they visit Zimmerman Honda, because the professional staff who works here is customer focused, never missing a beat or a question the consumer may have about a new or pre-owned vehicle purchase. Zimmerman Honda also offers pre-approved credit offers to its customers, which saves time and leads to much less paperwork. Stop in today for a great quote on a customized vehicle, and receive some of the best customer service in the auto business!