Tile Works or
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
May 6, 1900
THE ISLAND CITY IS BOOMING
Activity at the Tile Works and its Flattering Prospects
There is a boom at Island City better known as the tile
works. As was
recently stated, the capacity of the tile plant is to be doubled, but that
is not all. There is to be a three-story brick building built to take the
place of the general store that was burned. A. Sargeant will build the
building for a general store.
A movement is on foot to obtain a new station for
Island City. The
present flag station accommodations are proving inadequate for the business
of the place which is one of the important shipping points on the D.R.I. &
N.W. railway. That there were 15 cars of brick shipped out there last week
and that arrangements for the shipment of 25 cars from Island City this week
shows the importance of the place to the railway. Mr. Heavland has offered
to donate the brick and it is said that the railroad has under consideration
the building of the finest station between Davenport and Clinton.
Mr. Sargent says that there is a petition in
circulation for the
establishment of a postoffice at the general store at the Tile works. He
expects to have the postoffice called Island City. The petition will be
pushed through all the preliminary forms as soon as possible so that the
postoffice may be established.
The other day a man from one of the large cities was at
the Tile works
and conferred with the owners of some of the land in regard to the
establishment of a plant for the manufacture of the large sewer tile that is
used in cities. Thus it will be seen that there is considerable ground for
the assertion that there may soon be new life infused into the neighborhood
of the Tile works.