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.

 

Rockford Elks’ Club, 210 W. Jefferson Street, opened 1912. Architect: Chicagoan Lawrence E. Buck. Note green tiles.

 

 

 

Sources: Google Image captured May 2019, Rockford Republic, January 24, 1912.

1912 Photo of Rockford Tool Company and Rockford Milling Machine Company (Sundstrand)

Front Row (L to R): Tolf, Gunnard Erickson, Elmer Hendrickson, Emil Monson, Carl Dahlgren, Swan Anderson, Gust H Ekstrom, Janson.

Second Row: Wally Johnson, Lewis Monson, Unknown, Oscar Floody, George Carlson, Eddie Monson, Roy Foody, Rudy Swanson, Ted Johnson.

Third Row: Charlie Danielson, Arnstron, Ray Wahlstrom, Gustafson, Anderson, Gottfred Johnson, Anderson, Carl Adolphson, Gilly Arnquist, Edwin Cedarleaf, John Grice.

Fourth Row: Bror Cedarleaf, Unknown, Oscar Johnson, Ivar Johnson, Broad, Carl Olson, Larry Johnson, Fred Johnson.

Source: Sundstrand Association 50th Anniversary 1927-1977  R 360.77331 Sundstrand

“Be True,” 117 S. 3rd St., north facing, Luna Datura’s Curious Gifts, by Sam Kirk, 2021 CRE8IV murals

Be True, 2021

This piece was created for the Cre8IV @gorockford Mural Festival in Rockford, IL. The mural is a celebration of many communities, but the LGBTQ community is the central focus in this one. When creating this I was inspired by those who live life true to who they are, no filters, no limitations. Sam Kirk, http://iamsamkirk.com/

Photo source: gorockford.com