Historic Quad Cities Homes Celebrate the Season
Several historic homes in the Quad Cities region will be decorated for the holidays and open for public tours and special events during the first weekend of December, each representing the architectural beauty of a different era.
Moline’s Deere-Wiman House, Overlook, was designed in 1872 by Chicago architect William Le Baron Jenny for John Deere’s son, Charles. The house still contains much of its original furnishings, including a unique wall covering in the dining room which is a mixture of stenciling and painting on canvas. Underground tunnels allowed staff to avoid inclement weather and also provided access to an indoor swimming pool and shed.