Skandia Furniture Company – 1891

Skandia Furniture Co.  Located on North Third Street, and manufactures a line of hall-trees, book=cases, cylinder desks, secretaries and pillar extension tables.  The company was organized in 1889, with a capital stock of $75,000.  Present officers: P.A. Peterson, president; F. Flodell, Vice-President, W. A. Brolin, Secretary and Treasurer.  They produce annually &150,000 worth of goods, and give employment to 150 hands, with a pay roll of $72,000 per year. The buildings are of brick, 64 x 128 and 62 x 128 feet, four stories and a basement high.

Source: “Industrial and Picturesque Rockford,” by Eugene Browne and F. Ford Rowe, page 31, published 1891.

Skandia Furniture Co., P. A. Peterson, Pres’t; G. Flodell, vice-pres’t; Wm. A. Brolin, secy. and treas.  Manufacturers of fine and medium furniture.  Hall trees, bookcases, cylinder desks, ladies’ secretaries, pillar extension tables, etc.. in oak, black walnut and solid mahogany. N. Second.  Source: 1892 Philippi’s Rockford City Directory.

1202 No. Second St., Source: 1920 Rockford City Directory