Red Cross building, moved from Camp Grant to 727 N. Church St. in 1947; in 1990, 7051 square feet added

Source: Rockford Register-Republic, November 22, 1947, and image captured August 2021

Source: Rockford Register-Republic, November 22, 1947 and Image captured August 2021

Michaels closes its doors September 29, 1997

Source: Rockford Register StarĀ  Monday September 29, 1997 pg.1 and pg.6

E. J. “Zeke” Giorgi Center, 200 S. Wyman Street, built by Sjostrom & Sons, Fall 1987-1989

The original name of the State of Illinois Office Building, when it was dedicated by Governor Jim Thompson Dec. 3, 1989. Renamed the E. J. “Zeke” Giorgi Center and dedicated by Governor Jim Edgar Jan. 6, 1994. Zeke Giorgi had begun lobbying for a state building in Rockford back in 1975.

Photographed by Jean Lythgoe, November 16, 2021

Rockford Public Library groundbreaking ceremony, 215 N. Wyman Street, October 20, 2021

Dignitaries included Mayor Tom McNamara, library board president Paul Logli and director Lynn Stainbrook. Scandroli Construction Co. is building the new library at 215 N. Wyman Street.

Photographed by Jean Lythgoe, 10-20-2021

Florence Apartments, 613 College Avenue, built 1926

Sources: Rockford Republic, March 23, 1926; Google image captured May 2019. Note carvings on the lintel and pillars as well as Google camera car in reflection of front door.