Rockford is crawling with ghost signs, by Jim Hagerty, mystateline.com, October 20-21, 2022

 

Rockford is crawling with ghost signs

Source: mystateline.com, October 20-21, 2022

Manikin Hosiery Company Building (currently the Lorden Building in Davis Park)

Source: Sanborn Map Company, 1913,  Vol. 1; Republished, 1951.

Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division, Sanborn Maps Collection website (accessed 9/8/2022).

See “Image 22” online: https://www.loc.gov/item/sanborn02127_008/

Source: 2022 Google Maps view of the building known as the Lorden Building, located in Davis Park/Founders Landing, maintained by the Rockford Park District.

B.Z.B. Knitting Company Building (currently the Lorden Building in Davis Park)

Source: Sanborn Map Company, 1913 (with last corrections made Sep. 1928),  Vol. 1, sheet/page 24. Located in Rockford Public Library’s Local History Room.

2022 Google Maps view of the building known as the Lorden Building, located in Davis Park/Founders Landing, maintained by the Rockford Park District.

 

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 google.com image captured August 2021

Source: Rockford Register-Republic, November 22, 1947 and google.com/maps Image captured August 2021