Julia P. Warren residence, 711 No. Main St.
[property occupied by Riverfront Museum Park building in 2015]
Architect: David S. Schureman
Source of picture: “1902 Rockford Illinois,” by O. B. Wheat.
Advertisement from Rockford Daily Register-Gazette, December special edition 1904
Some addresses: Second Congregational Church – Church and North Sts.; City Hall – (in 1905): corner of 1st and Walnut St.; Appel’s Department Store – 117-121 West State St.; Svea Soner Music Hall – 326-328 7th St.; F. G. Shoudy residence – N 2nd St near Sinnissippi Park; Mrs, Julia P. Warren’s residence – 711 No. Main St.; W.A.. Stapleton’s residence – 1731 National Ave.; J. B. Whitehead’s residence – 848 No. Main St.; Robert Lind’s residence – 506 Gregory St.; E. E. Bartlett’s residence – 805 No. Court; Wm. Winter’s residence – 1728 National Ave.; Aubrey Barnes’ residence – 1701 National Ave.; Frithiof F. Nelson’s residence: 1315 National Ave.; A.E. Lindsay’s residence – 507 Kent St.; Swedish Lutheran Church parsonage – Third St. and College Ave.; Illinois Stationery Co. – 311-13 So. Main St.; Mendelssohn Hall – 513 West State St.; Trinity Lutheran Church – 218 N 1st St.; Rockford High School – 219-227 So. Madison St.; Freeman School So. 2th St. and 2nd Ave.; Brown School – Brown School – 8th St. corner 16th Ave.;Lincoln School – Court St. NE corner Park Ave.; Hall School – 426 N 3rd St.; Blake School – Chestnut SE corner Court St.; Garrison School – N. Court corner John St.; Jackson School – Jackson between Crosby and Benton St.; Montague School – Court St corner Montague St.; St. James School – Lafayette Ave corner 2nd St.
Source of addresses: most from 1905 The Republic’s Rockford and Winnebago County Directory
“Floyd Rieken, foreman of a crew excavating for a new Sears Roebuck Company store on N. Main st., examines the interior of an estimated 125-year old safe uncovered Thursday in an old home foundation. It yielded papers dating back to 1880.”
one ton safe found in old stone foundation of a house removed to build Sears
[Property from Armory, 605 No. Main, to Burpee Museum, 737 No. Main. The actual Sears store was at 711 No. Main and the Sears parking lot extended to 605 No. Main.)
Source of excavation article: Rockford Morning Star April 1, 1955
80th Anniversary Rockford Symphony Orchestra, Steven Larsen, Music Director
711 No. Main St.
2014-2015 season includes: Bella Hristova, Jeffrey Biegel, Mendelssohn Chorale, Amy Conn, Byron Stripling and Ji and numerous concerts featuring the RSO.
Source: Northwest Quarterly magazine, Annual Buyer’s and Healthcare Guide, 2014, p 30