Sears – Excavation

Sears -  Excavation

“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