JULY 27, 2017 (BETTENDORF, IOWA) - The entire Quad Cities community is invited to join us for an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of phase one of two construction projects on the Rivermont Collegiate campus, the renovation of the old Carriage House. The building will accommodate the School's new boarding program beginning this fall. It has 16 beds (mostly single with a shared bathroom), 2 dorm parent apartments, a student commons, and space for a classroom. There is also a courtyard where students and visitors can relax outside.
Date: Friday, August 11, 2017
Ribbon Cutting: 1:00 p.m.
Open House: 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Rivermont Collegiate
1821 Sunset Drive, Bettendorf, IA 52722.
The Carriage House footprint remains intact, the interior has been retrofitted for its new purpose. The exterior brick was repaired as well as iron accents, including the balcony railing, to maintain the building's character and historic accuracy. Built in 1915, the Carriage House is one of several buildings on the then 24 acre estate. Today, only the Mansion, Carriage House and the former guesthouse (now known as Wallace House) remain on almost 9 acres of the original estate.
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