LeClaire Park Bandshell
The LeClaire Park Bandshell has been a key landmark on Davenport's riverfront since its construction in 1924. Its official name is the W.D. Petersen Memorial Music Pavilion and it was one of several band shell pavilions in the city; it is the only one that remains. The pavilion is one of the state's only examples of Spanish Revival architecture and it is modeled after one built for the Panama California Exhibition in San Diego in 1915. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. Performances and events take place here throughout the year, including the Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival, which is one of the largest of its kind in the country.
Backstory and Context
Brecht, Tory. "Davenport mulls expanding LeClaire Park bandshell." Quad City Times. November 29, 2009. https://qctimes.com/news/local/davenport-mulls-expanding-leclaire-park-bandshell/article_12000a30-dc97-11de-866e-001cc4c002e0.html.
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