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MPS members met with State Rep. Mike Halpin, D-Rock Island to advocate for historic tax credits. Halpin has introduced legislation providing an income tax credit on expenditures spent rehabilitating historic structures.
MPS was founded in 1986 by a group working to prevent the demolition of the 1858 Joseph Huntoon House. The Italianate home, which included hand-painted ceilings by Swedish artist Frank Lundahl, was ultimately demolished. Although the house and its history were lost, a strong Moline Preservation Society emerged as a result.