Temperance Rooms, 1899 – W.C.T.U., 102 W. State St.

Sign at roof line says “Manard”     Photo: 1899    102 W State

Source:  Robert Hutchins, loan

Names of adults written on back, L – R:  1)Mr. Ernest Cunningham, waiter; 2)Tille Baker, 3) Maria Yarrell “the girl that foresees the future,” 4) Maggie Healey, dining room girl; 5)Mr. McClatchy,  6) Miss Gladys Bullock,  7)Mr. Bullock, former proprietor; 8)Mrs. Emma Spangler, 9)Miss Opha Spangler ,  10)Mr. ———, 11)Mrs. Williams   Numbers handwritten under each person



100 Block of West State St. – 1971

Source:  Rockford Register-Republic Sept. 28, 1971

“Condemnation action authorized to clear way for urban renewal”

Luther Center is the black building silhouetted in photo at right end of photo,

Condemned:  Acousticon of Rockford hearing aids, 100 W. State; Augie Miller, tailor, far left and 9 apartments over, 100 1/2 W. State St.; Women’s Christian Temperance Union Reading Room, 2nd left (2nd floor) 102 W. State St.; Telephone Answering Exchange Building, Holtey Personnel, Cherry Valley Sign Co., Janco Industrial, Rockford Auction Service, Lystads Inc. exterminators, 104 West State St.; Vacant, 106 W. State St; Ugent Fur dealers, 108 W. State St., Owens Inc. men’s clothing, 112 West State St.; Camera Craft Inc photography supplies, 114 W. State St.; King Beef Inc., 116 W. State St.; Anger’s Jewelry and Gift Shop, 118 W. State St.; Lelewer Stores for Men, 120 W. State St.;  Rowland’s Jewelry Co., 122 W. State St.; Bowman Shoe Co., 124 W. State St.     Wyman St. Intersects