Old Colony Chair Co. – 1925

Old Colony Chair

Source: The Rockford Furniture Herald, March 1925

Old Colony Chair Co., Alfred H. Carlson president and manager, furniture manufacturers, Seminary St. and S B + J tracks  Source:  1925 Rockford City Directory   In the back of the directory, the street listing 1109 Seminary St. rear

Alfred H. Carlson was also the president of Al Carlson Furniture Manufacturing and the vice-president of Excel [Furniture] Manufacturing Co.


Peacock Brewery – Oldest in Illinois – Prairie St., 1849

Peacock - 1

Peacock - 2

Peacock - 3

Source of article above:  The Rockford Republic newspaper July 3, 1896

Peacock - 4

Peacock - 5

Source of above: Holland’s Rockford City Directory for 1874-75.