During World War II, Dr. Lilburn S. Greenwood served as a Lt. Col. in the Pacific. He had served as the Winnebago County physician from 1935-1939. After the war, he returned to Rockford to open a medical office in the Trust Building. Source: Rockford Morning Star, Sept. 10, 1944, Feb. 19, 1947.
On May 11, 1877, while this court house was still under construction, the central dome collapsed without warning killing ten workman and
seriously injuring ten more. Henry L. Gay, the architect, was ruled responsible because of flaws in his building plans. Nevertheless, the building
was completed in 1878.
In the front central circle can be seen the statue of the soldier who now guards the entrance to Memorial Hall on Wyman Street.
Rockford To-day 1904, The Rockford Morning Star, The Clark Company Press, 1903.
1902 Rockford Illinois, Press of Horner Publishing Company, Rockford, Illinois, p. 88.
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Source: Rockford Register Star 9/4/2012
Source: Rockford Register Star 6/14/2012
Source: Rockford Register-Star December 30, 2012, 2006 through 2012
Source: Rockford Morning Star and Rockford Register-Republic “Century Plus 10” Special Edition, March 1962
Source: Rockford Journal, Thursday, May 25, 1978