Garrison Home – Thomas Garrison

Garrison Home

Garrison Home, built by Thomas Garrison in 1858, Destroyed by Fire March 11, 1868. He built a mansion, at a cost of $24,000.  Location below.

Source: Rockford  Daily Register Gazette Dec. 16, 1904

A copy is also located in Rockfordiana: Historic Houses and Landmarks – 1

Garrison Map

See upper left of this 1871 Winnebago County Atlas; area in yellow in Thomas Garrison’s property.  Thomas (Garrison) St. was renamed Ridge Ave.  The south end of his property would be 2 blocks south of Auburn St. today.

Source: 1871 Winnebago County Atlas