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
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