E. J. “Zeke” Giorgi Center, 200 S. Wyman Street, built by Sjostrom & Sons, Fall 1987-1989

The original name of the State of Illinois Office Building, when it was dedicated by Governor Jim Thompson Dec. 3, 1989. Renamed the E. J. “Zeke” Giorgi Center and dedicated by Governor Jim Edgar Jan. 6, 1994. Zeke Giorgi had begun lobbying for a state building in Rockford back in 1975.

Photographed by Jean Lythgoe, November 16, 2021

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful – March 2018

Source:  The Rockford Journal, March 8, 2018; page 9

First of America Bank – 1989

Source: Rockford Register Star May 29, 1989; “Banking on Being the Boss”

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