Fireplace damages condo at historical past Rock island condo constructing | Native Crime & Courts


Rock Island firefighters are investigating the reason for a hearth Saturday at one of many historic John G. Scheuermann condo buildings.

Assistant Fireplace Chief Bob Graff stated the fireplace was reported at 3:25 p.m. at 1820 twenty first St. 

Firefighters arriving on the scene discovered smoke and flames coming from a second-story condo situated on the south finish of the constructing.

Firefighters shortly extinguished the blaze.

No one was within the condo on the time, and no accidents have been reported, Graff stated. There was no injury estimate obtainable.

The condo buildings have been constructed by Rock Island contractor and developer John G. Scheuermann, who was born April 8, 1870, in Hechingen, Zollernalbkreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The household immigrated to Rock Island. Scheuermann married Edna Mae Gingles on 31 December, 1891.

Based on a narrative within the Rock Island Argus dated Friday, Dec. 31, 1937, the primary of the three condo buildings was going up on the nook of twenty first Avenue and 18th Avenue, and was to be prepared for occupancy by April 1, 1938. The price of that constructing was $28,000, which involves $568,353 in 2022 {dollars}, in keeping with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation calculator.

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Every of the items was to be of comparable design, two tales excessive with an English-type basement and gable roof, in keeping with the story within the Argus. “An excavation of solely 24 inches is critical, making the basement virtually on the bottom flooring,” in keeping with the story.

In every of the buildings, there could be three residences within the basement, 5 on the primary flooring and 5 on the second flooring, making a complete of 13 residences in every constructing. The residences have been to be of two, three and 4 rooms.

Based on the story, “every condo is to be supplied with the most recent sort {of electrical} fridges and gasoline stoves. Provision is being made for plentiful storage space and the most recent cupboard sinks.”

Scheuermann had constructed many “dwellings in Rock Island,” in keeping with the story, with most of these being within the west a part of the town. He additionally had constructed various homes on forty second Avenue between 18th and twentieth avenues.

Scheuermann died Nov. 14, 1960, on the age of 90, and is buried in Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island.


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