The Fifth Avenue Building was built in 1929 and, at the time, was home to one of the finest indoor mini golf courses in the country. It has been an integral part of downtown Moline, serving as home to many different businesses over the years.
“The Historic Fifth Avenue Building is a timeless Art Deco style landmark in downtown Moline and will become a premiere hospitality property for Heart of America (HOA) Group,” said Caleb Rogers, Architect, Heart of America. “Located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 17th Street, the original eight story structure was designed by Moline’s most prolific architect, William H. Schulzke and is listed on the National Historic Registry,” added Rogers.
The Heart of America (HOA) Group purchased the Fifth Avenue Building and the adjoining property at 1620 5th Avenue, the former Barnett’s Fireplaces. An unexpectedly beautiful Art Deco storefront, originally constructed in 1928 as the Sears Roebuck Block. HOA worked very closely with the Moline Historic Preservation Commission to renovate and restore the building into a boutique destination with timeless character and charm – featuring modern amenities and unique guest rooms – The Axis Hotel. Original mosaics, stone-clad public spaces and spectacular views of the riverfront transport guests to a bygone era of luxury. Located in The Axis Hotel, The Fifth Avenue Syndicate Bistro & Bar is Heart of America’s newest restaurant concept. The Fifth Avenue Syndicate is a French-inspired bistro that honors the cocktail culture of the 1920’s – featuring classic nostalgic mixology and inventive chef cuisine.