Palmer College to open history museum in Historic Schneff’s building

Posted by MW on December 28th, 2009 12:01 pm

Another building at a major downtown Davenport intersection is getting a face-lift and soon will come back to life.

Palmer College of Chiropractic is getting closer to a public opening of a first-floor museum inside the former Scott County Savings Bank — more recently Schneff’s Jewelers building — at 3rd and Brady streets.

The college quietly moved a large chunk of its administrative staff into the building’s third floor in the summer of 2008, but the ground floor remained dark, its large windows cloaked by black curtains.

The building was bought by the Vickie Ann Palmer Foundation in 2004, shortly after the closing of Schneff’s. Plans and fundraising for the museum have moved forward slowly but steadily since, said Bob Lee, vice chancellor for support services.

“We want it to be a cultural attraction and provide a little history,” he said. “We also want to make sure the building is being put to good use.”

Read the full story at the Quad City Times.

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