Rockford Chair and Furniture Co. Organized in 1882. Capital $100,000. The officers are: Andrew Kjellgren, President; Alex. Johnson, Vice-President; Robert C. Lind, Secretary and Treasurer. Located on Railroad Ave.; manufacture a line of book-cases, ladies’ desks and fancy furniture. Their plant includes three buildings, 50 x 150 feet four stories, 100 x 100 feet, four stories, and an office and a warehouse 50 v 150 feet, one story high. They employ over 220 hands; annual pay roll, $90,000, and their product exceeds $225,000 yearly.
Source: “Industrial and Picturesque Rockford,” by Eugene Browne and F. Ford Rowe, 1891.
City Directory lists address as Railroad Ave. between Ninth and Tenth St. Source: 1892 Philippi’s Rockford City Directory