Source: Rockford Register Star, December, 2019.
Source: Northwest Quarterly, Spring-Summer 2019
Source: 1902 Rockford Illinois, Press of Horner Printing Company, Rockford, Illinois, p. 89 and Rockford Register Star, April 22, 2001, p. 31.
The building was completed in 1892 and named after Judge William Brown. First tenant was the People’s Bank of Rockford. It still houses the Amcore Bank. The Grand Army of the Republic found its home in the Brown Building also.
Its Romanesque Revival architectural style is considered very significant and helped to place it on the National Register of Historic Places on Aug. 10, 2000.
Source: The Voice; of the Rockford Business Community, April 2018, Rockford Chamber of Commerce
Source: The Voice; of the Rockford Business Community, May 2018. Rockford Chamber of Commerce
Source: Rockford Morning Star 5/17/1978
Source: Rockford Morning Star 4/11/1978
Source: Northwest Quarterly Magazine, Spring 2006, page 8
Source: Rockford Morning Star and Rockford Register-Republic “Century Plus 10” Special Edition, March 1962
Source: Rockford Register Star, May 20, 2018, p. A12 and rkfdbank.com
Source: The Rockford Labor News, Page B-4, Friday Feb. 22, 1974