This unique historical home built in 1909 in the popular Prairie School style. View special rhododendron gardens. The Hauberg Civic Center is an outstanding example of early modern architecture. The gardens were designed by landscape architect Jens Jensen and are open all year.
Hauberg Civic Center is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the former home of John and Susanne Hauberg. This architectural masterpiece, located at 1300 24th Street, was donated to the City of Rock Island Parks & Recreation to be used as Hauberg Civic Center in 1956.
The center is available to all non-profit civic and recreational groups, educational, and philanthropic organizations for a small rental fee. For more information on rental rates click here.
The setting of this house is splendid - it wraps around a curving hillside on a very disciplined but irregular plan. Landscape architect Jens Jensen laid out the ten-acre tract to appear as native Wisconsin woodland. The house is a Prairie style masterpiece designed by Chicago architect Robert C. Spencer, a contemporary of Frank Lloyd Wright. Mrs. Hauberg's favorite flower - the tulip - is featured stylistically throughout the exterior and interior.