Milan, Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 41° 26.982 W 090° 34.005
15T E 703250 N 4591537
Quick Description: Municipal Building looks fairly new, and quite large for this small town.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 11/8/2017 3:45:12 AM
Waymark Code: WMX0E2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 1

Long Description:

County of city hall: Rock Island County
Location of city hall: 1st St. E. & 4th Ave. E., Milan
Phone: 309-787-8500
fax: 309-787-8536
Mayor: Duane Dawson

"The village is on the Rock River in northwest Illinois, about 4 miles upstream of its outlet to the Mississippi. The village is the site of the south campsites which comprised the Sauk and Fox village of Saukenuk, once the second-largest Native American inhabitation in North America.

"Originally platted along the right-of-way for the Hennepin Canal, in 1837, the village site was called in land speculation papers "Hampton" (not the town in Illinois, approximately 13 miles north-northeast, on the Mississippi River—see Hampton, Illinois for more). "Hampton's" land speculators, George Camden and Franklin Vandruff, sold land along the Rock River, along a north-west flowing creek, which was re-routed north into the Rock's main channel. Along Mill Creek, the industries of wool-carding and (river clamshell) "pearl" button-making helped rename the village by 1841 as Camden Mills.

"The village has "sister cities" in Missouri, Tennessee, and Michigan." ~ Wikipedia

"Having more than five times as much space at the new Milan Municipal Building means more room for growth and impressing potential developers.

"Milan staff members left their cramped 7,000-square-foot, one-floor building at 321 2nd Ave. W for the new 35,000-square-foot, two-story municipal building at 405 E. 1st St. on May 19.

"The new building is not completed. A winding stairwell that decorates the building’s main entrance is still waiting for railing to be shipped and installed. A grand opening for the public is planned for mid-June, although a date has not been set.

"Mayor Duane Dawson said the building will cost $7 million to $7.5 million when completed. Most of the cost is being covered with tax-increment financing funds, and the village has promised no general tax increase, the mayor said.

"The new village hall replaces an aging building where staff often doubled up on office space. It also has modern furniture and equipment.

"The west wing of the new building houses the clerk’s office on the first floor and administrative offices on the second, including the mayor and Village Administrator Steve Seiver’s offices. The east wing houses the police department, three holding cells and 911 communications center." ~ Quad-City Times, Dustin Lemmon, May 30, 2008

Name: Milan Municipal Building

405 East 1st Street, Milan, IL 61264

Date of Construction: May 30, 2008

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Architect: Not listed

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