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

Michaels closes its doors September 29, 1997

Source: Rockford Register Star  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