400 Block of East State (south side of street) City Hall expansion Loss of 4 Historic Buildings

Source: Nuggets of History  Summer 1990  Vol. 27  No.3

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

Veterans Who Have Passed–Larry Johnson

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Jan. 28, 2022.

Local Artist, Major Fashion Designer Virgil Abloh Dies At 41




Source:  Thibault Camus/ AP File


Source:  Rockford Register Star, USA Today Network, Nov. 29, 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

314 (formerly 302) North Avon Street, built in 1887 for L. M. Combs, later owned by Dr. and Mrs. Henry C. Clements

Ssources: Rockford Daily Register, May 24, 1887; Rockford Daily Gazette, March 13, 1890; Rockford Morning Star., August 8, 1891; Google image captured July 2012

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.