Lincoln School, later Franklin School (1926), 405 N. Court Street, opened 1892, closed 1971, demolished 1976

Sources: Photo: Photo Gravere Views, 1893; Map: Sanborn Atlas, 1913-1928 [Note that North Street is later Park Ave.]; Article: “Lincoln School Third Hospital,” Rockford Daily Register-Gazette, October 11, 1918, p.5. In October, 1918, it was one of three emergency hospitals during the Spanish flu pandemic, along with the Boys’ Club and the Knights of Columbus building on N. Main St. Lincoln was renamed Benjamin Franklin School in 1926, when Abraham Lincoln Middle School was built on Charles Street.


Skandia Hardware Company

Source:  Rockford Today 1904, The Rockford Morning Star, The Clark Company Press, 1903, p. 81.

327-329 Seventh Street

Source:  Google Images, May 2019.

Main St., South, 200 block – 1892 Atlas, shows businesses etc.

Source: 1892 Atlas of Winnebago County

Dotted line on street farthest right (east) in tiny print is the West End St/ Railway tracks and is S. Wyman St.   Rockford Silver Plate Co. factory is on So. Wyman St.

Small print in street, approximate center of page says Rockford City Av. and is S Main St.   Holland House Hotel is on S Main St.

The Nelson Hotel is also on S. Main.  There are pictures in this database of the Nelson Hotel, also known as Hotel Nelson.