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LeClaire Apartments

Identification

LeClaire Apartments
LeClaire Hotel
130319

Map

Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
rigid frame
concrete
brick
applied masonry
renaissance revival

Usage

rental apartments

Facts

  • When the hotel was built, a 112×8-foot "LeClaire Hotel" sign was attached to the top floor. The building's developers claimed that this was the largest electric sign in the world. Each letter used approximately 300 light bulbs.
  • Named after Antoine LeClaire, a French-lndian trader who owned much of the land in Moline.
  • The lobby was originally decorated with painted roses and gold leaf by Italian decorator Fredrico Aquadro.
  • The top floor has extra-large windows, and formerly contained the hotel's Top Hat and Sky Hi Rooms.
  • Noteworthy visitors to the 330-room hotel included John Wayne, Duke Ellington, Jack Benny, Roy Rogers, Alice Faye, and Howard Keel.

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Location

1835-1839 5th Avenue
421 19th Street
61265
U.S.A.

Technical Data

168.00 ft
168.00 ft
155.00 ft
15
1921
1922
1995
3

Involved Companies

Recorded for this building:

developer, electrical contractor, property management

Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
  • National landmark