Mechanics Furniture Co. – 1890 inc., 1917 map

Mechanics art - 1

Source:  Rockford Morning Star March 4, 1890

Mechanics art - 2

Source:  Rockford Morning Star April 11, 1890


Mechanics map the one

Source: Atlas of the City of Rockford by Th. L. Leon de Tissandier, Civil Engineer, 1917

Mechanics is North of Keith and East of Seminary St.

1100 Seminary St., Rockford, IL


Mechanics Furniture Co. – 1891

Mechanics Furniture Co.  Formed in the Spring of 1890, with the following officers: L.M. Noling, President; John Ek, Vice-President; Jonas Peters, Secretary; A. P. Floberg, Treasurer; Alfred Kjerner, superintendent, Manufacture a line of hall trees, desks, book-cases and cabinets.  Capital, $75,000; employ eighty hands, with an annual pay roll of $40,000, and a product of $125,000.  The factory is of brick and frame, located at the corner of Seminary Street and the C. & I. Crossing [Chicago & Iowa Railway], The building is 80 x 144 feet in size and four stories high.

Source: “Industrial and Picturesque Rockford,” by Eugene Browne and F. Ford Rowe, 1891.