Rockford Union Furniture Co. Organized in 1876. Capital and surplus, $100,000. Its present officers are: C.F. Anderson, President; C. F. Blomberg, Vice-President; and P.A. Peterson, Secretary and Treasurer. They are manufacturers of ladies’ cabinet book-cases and pillar tables, and do an annual business of over $250,000 per year; employ 250 hands, with an annual pay roll of $125,000. The factory is of brick 80 x 176 and 128 x 160 feet, three stories high.
Source: “Industrial and Picturesque Rockford,” by Eugene Browne and F. Ford Rowe, p 31, pub 1891.
Wholesale manufacturers of oak furniture and dealers in pine and hard lumber, sash, doors, blinds and building materials. Office and yards corner 18th Ave. and Ninth St. Source: 1892 Philippi’s Rockford City Directory.