General, Golf, Golf Course, People, Sports
29 local titles, Architect, Brian King, Chad Behrends, Chris Beto, college golf, DeLayne Hogan, Grant Halvorson, Guilford, high school golf, Ingersoll Golf Course, Jamie Hogan, local amateur golf, Marcus Smith, nine Men's City titles, Roger Lindeman, state title, written by Matt Trowbridge
Source: “Picturesque and Descriptive History of the City of Rockford” Compiled by Fred C. Pierce
Printed at the Daily Gazette Establishment 1887
Addresses, Architect, Architecture, General, Settlers, streets
2007 South Main, Architect, builder, Charlotte Keyt, Charlotte Skinner, Charlotte Skinner Keyt, David Keyt, Poor Clares Monastery location, settler
Source: The Voice of the Rockford Business Community (Chamber of Commerce) October 2019
Chamber of Commerce, Farming, Forest Preserve, Foundation, Gardens, General, Homes, Kishwaukee River, People, preservation
300 acres, 50 acre Indian Hill Forest Preserve, Architect, Bill Smeja, Bonnie Smeja, Charles Barrett, Charles W. Bradley, Chuck Reed, Esta Reed Barrett, Future Farmers of America, Harry Reed, Indian Hill Manor and Farm Historic District, Jerry Paulson, landscape architect O.C. Simonds, Lucile Smeja, National Register of Historic Places, Robert Smeja, Smeja Homestead Foundation, Stillman Valley High School, Winnebago County Forest Preserve
Cemetery, General, Immigration, People
55-acre cemetery, Architect, Bert "Fish" Hassell, Bruce Olson, David Sundstrand, Death Book, Fred C. Olson, Fred C. Olson Sr., Gilbert A Johnson, Henry Bloom, J. Carlson Growers, John Erlander, Jon Carlson, Jon McGinty, Kristen Spurlock, Levin Faust, Northwest Quarterly, P. A. Peterson, President, Scandinavian Cemetery, Scandinavian Cemetery Board of Trustees, Sven August Johnson, Swan Hillman, Swedes, Swedes in Rockford
On May 11, 1877, while this court house was still under construction, the central dome collapsed without warning killing ten workman and
seriously injuring ten more. Henry L. Gay, the architect, was ruled responsible because of flaws in his building plans. Nevertheless, the building
was completed in 1878.
In the front central circle can be seen the statue of the soldier who now guards the entrance to Memorial Hall on Wyman Street.
Rockford To-day 1904, The Rockford Morning Star, The Clark Company Press, 1903.
Accidents, Architect, Architecture, Buildings, General, history, Winnebago County
Architect, collapse, Court House, Henry L. Gay, Winnebago County
Source: Jeff Aulik, researcher
Designed by Wybe Van Der Meer, architect, for M. D. Taylor in 1927. Van Der Meer was best known for being the architect of many Catholic churches and schools in Rockford and in other cities in No. Illinois. He also designed many homes in the area.
From Special Secion of Rockford Register Star Newspaper, 12/5/1999
*Barloga designed houses and commercial buildings in many other Illinois cities and in Wisconsin, including a fraternity at Beloit College.
Township High School, Rock Falls, IL Architect: Ray Orput
Donor of photo: Jeff Aulik