Source: Rockford Register Star September 23, 2019
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.
Source: East High School, 1942 Annual, page 174
Source: Rockford Register Star Oct. 27, 2005 p 1B & 4B
Rock River Council of Girl Scouts, Margaret Brooks, Executive Director, 224 Rockford news Tower, 99 East State St.
Source: 1956 Rockford City Directory
“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