August 12, 2015, Bettendorf, IA - Workers from Bi-State Masonry have begun a $25,000 masonry and brick repair project at the historic Joseph Bettendorf Mansion that overlooks downtown Bettendorf. The grant from the Hubbell-Waterman Foundation was received by Rivermont Collegiate, the current owners, and is the first-phase in a total repair and restoration project that will cost an estimated $180,000. All funds are being privately raised and any company, group, or individual wishing to contribute should contact the school.
The 100 year-old structure built between 1914 -15 is listed on the National Historic Register and holds great significance in the Quad Cities community. It has served since 1972 as the home of Rivermont Collegiate (formerly St. Katharine's-St. Mark's) the only independent and religiously unaffiliated college prep school in the Quad Cities.