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Davenport, Iowa

Situated along the Mississippi River, Davenport is the third largest city in Iowa, with a population of nearly 100,000. Davenport is the county seat of and largest city in Scott County; and it is the largest of the Quad Cities. The Quad Cities is comprised of neighboring Bettendorf and the Illinois cities of Moline, East Moline, and Rock Island.

Davenport was founded in 1836, and later incorporated in 1839. Rock Island Railroad built the first railroad bridge across the Mississippi River in 1856, which connected Davenport to Rock Island, Illinois. This railway connection significantly improved transportation and commerce with Chicago. This, coupled with the addition of new railroad lines to Muscatine and Iowa City, caused Davenport to become a commercial railroad hub. In the 1920s, Davenport’s skyline began forming with the construction of the Kahl Building, the Parker Building, and the Capitol Theatre during an economic and building expansion. Davenport experienced a boom after World War II. Oscar Mayer, Ralston Purina, and other companies built plants in west Davenport. During the 1970s and 1980s, Davenport’s local businesses and industries declined and the city was also negatively affected by the farm crisis. The 1990s, in contrast, exhibited signs of resurgence for the city. In recent years, renovations and building additions have occurred to revitalize the downtown area. Today, Davenport's biggest labor industry is manufacturing. Davenport and the surrounding Quad Cities have a few major sources of employment including the Rock Island Arsenal, KONE, Inc., and Alcoa.

For years, asbestos products were widely used at jobsites in Davenport, Iowa, placing workers and others at risk for asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma. If you or a loved one have been exposed to asbestos in Davenport, you may benefit by seeking counsel from an asbestos attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Davenport

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Davenport where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • Alcoa Company
  • Art Brown Motors
  • Art Gallery & Museum
  • Bixby, W.H. Inc
  • Blackhawk Foundry
  • Board of Education
  • Brammer Manufacturing
  • Davenport Bank Building
  • Davenport Central High School
  • Davenport Community School
  • Davenport Gas and Electric Company
  • Davenport Glucose Manufacturing Company
  • Davenport Iowa Wastesater Treatment Plant
  • Davenport Water Company
  • Dewey Portland Cement Company
  • Economy Roofing & Ins. Company
  • Fairmont Cemetary
  • First Federal Savings & Loan Building
  • First National Building
  • Frank Foundries Corp
  • Frank L Smart Jr Hi Sch
  • French Hecht, Inc.
  • Galesburg Sr. High School
  • Gate City Steel
  • Glucose Sugar Refinning Company
  • Grandview Baptist Church
  • Grant School
  • Hooker Chemical Corp
  • Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric Company
  • Johnson School
  • Kahl Building
  • Kohrs Cold Storage Company
  • Linde Air Products Company
  • Martin-Marietta Cement Company
  • Mccarthy Improvement
  • Mcguiness C H & Company
  • Mckinley School
  • Mercy Hospital
  • Monsanto
  • Nichols Wire & Aluminum Company
  • Northwest Bell Telephone Building
  • Oscar Mayer & Company
  • Peoples Light Company
  • Putnam Building
  • Red Jacket M F G Company
  • Salvation Army Home
  • Smart Junior High School
  • St. Ambrose College
  • Sudlow Jr. High School
  • Taylor School
  • United Light and Railways. Company
  • Whitehead Machinery Company
  • Ymca

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Davenport, Iowa

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Davenport, Iowa. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, professional designations, areas of expertise and how to contact the center.


John Pappajohn Pavilion
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242

Distance: 50.6 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Davenport, Iowa

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Davenport, Iowa. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Gerald H. Clamon
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242

Distance: 50.6 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Davenport, Iowa

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Iowa, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, you are eligible for financial assistance.

Asbestos Related News in Iowa

Iowa Bill to Restrict Asbestos Liability Lawsuits Passes State Senate

The Iowa State Senate recently passed a bill to restrict the amount of compensation victims of asbestos exposure can receive. Read more at Mesothelioma.com.

Future Unknown For Grinnell Veteran's Memorial Center Post-Asbestos Removal

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