Hauberg (Home) Civic Center


Susanne Denkmann loved tulips, as visitors to this mansion, now the Hauberg Civic Center, soon discover. The daughter of the founder of Weyerhauser Lumber Co., she built the home in 1909-11 and had her favorite flower incorporated into its design. It appears on paneling, ceilings, pipe organ screens, stained-glass windows, light fixtures, and a fountain in front of the home where she moved as a newlywed with her husband, John H. Hauberg. The 20-room Prairie Style mansion has a view of the Mississippi River and the Quad Cities from its hilltop perchon 10 wooded acres. Architect Robert C. Spencer incorporated gables and half-timbered brick into the design of the home, and the gardens, including a rhododendron garden, were the work of landscape architect Jens Jensen. The home is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is owned by the city of Rock Island, managed by the Rock Island Park District, and is open to individuals and groups. The surrounding park offers a picnic area, playground, lighted ball fields, and a seasonal ice-skating rink.


1300 24th St
Rock Island, IL 61201


41.49871900, -90.56668000
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(309) 732-7666

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