City, RVC aim to salvage talks on Colman Village


Source: Rockford Register Star         September 23, 2019

State St., East, 97 – 1962-2008, Rockford news tower, Gannett

Rockford news tower, Gannett, 97 East State St.

Source: 1962 – 2008 Polk’s Rockford City Directories


** using 99 East State St. as address

***Rockford newspapers were in this location earlier than 1962; library staff was doing research and these were the relevant years.


“What lurks in the tower?” – 2005, Bea Ricotta

What lurks in the tower

Source: Rockford Register Star Oct. 27, 2005  p 1B  & 4B

What lurks - 2

What lurks - 3


Barloga, Jesse – Rockford News Tower

Barloga - News Tower

Rockford News Tower, now Rockford Register Star, 99 East State St. (immediately next to Rock River)

Architect: Jesse Barloga

Photographer: Marty Mangas, photo ca. 1965 – 1970

Source: Photo loaned by Marty Mangas, Historian, photographer and Barloga fan

Rockford News Tower – contractor

Rockford News Tower - 1

“W. H. Cook & Son, local contractors, will build the quarter-million dollar building, pictured above, in which the offices of the Rockford Morning Star and the Rockford Register-Republic will be located after its completion next spring. The general contract for the building was let yesterday and construction will begin before Sept.1.  Massive foundations for the huge structure have been under way for several weeks and will be completed by Ray Mann, contractor in charge, early next month. Until the new building is finished, the editorial and business offices of both newspapers will continue at their present location on North Wyman St.”

Source:  Rockford Morning Star, July 15, 1931