Source: Hess and Hopkins Leather Co., 1909 Catalog, page 35
The Hess and Hopkins Leather Co., 1909 Catalog, 240 pages, has 86 pages of harness varieties, 2 per page. The products were known and sold worldwide. Established 1862. They were out of business in 1960 sold in 1961 to Hess and Hopkins Center, a newly formed storage company. 1101 Acorn St.
Fairground Housing Project was located on the property from 1969.
Hess and Hopkins Leather Co., Luther M Hess, president; William T Anderson, vice-president nnd Supt.; F L Morgan, sec and Gen. Manager; G F Ehman, treasurer. 1101 Acorn St. Source: 1925 McCoy’s Rockford City Directory