Main Street West Side (south) 100 Block

109  West Main  Daily News & Democratic Standard, e s b State & Elm

115-17  TICKNOR BUILDING, e s b State & Elm   Concert Hall, armory Rockford City Greys; 15—Paxon A. & C., jewelers, clocks &c.; Smith, R., hats, caps, &c.; [17]—Allen G.S., china, glass, etc.;

19-21  BANK BLOCK, n e c Main & Elm  19—Lansing E. H., druggist; 21—Robertson, Coleman & Co., bankers & exchange dealers; 1-Rockford Loan Fund Association;  Burnap & Harvey, attorneys; Rockford Library, 3rd floor; Sheldon Porter, attorney; Wight & Sawyer,

COMMERCIAL BLOCK, n w c Main & Elm   Commercial Institute, upstairs; Fellers, James H., boots shoes leather, findings &c.; Leroy James, attorney, upstairs; Robertson Geo. J., portrait painter;  11—Rock River Insurance Co.; Breasted & Sovereign, hardw.

e s b Elm & State  Andrews & Starr, dry goods

e s b State & Elm  Hatch, H.H., books, stationery &c.

e s b State & Elm  Johnson, W. J., cigars & tobacco

e s b State & Elm  Kelsey, Saml. C., groceries, fruits, provisions

e s b State & Elm  Matson E. L., confectionery & boarding house

e s b State & Elm  Williams L. & C. L., iron, nails, stoves, hardware

e s b State & Elm  Winch & Co., confectionery

w s b State & Elm  Beath, Robt., bakery

w s b State & Elm  Daugherty E.C., Rockford Register

w s b State & Elm  Dunlap, O. H., attorney

w s b State & Elm  Ferguson & Dow, real estate agents

w s b State & Elm  King & Sweet, family groceries & provisions

w s b State & Elm  Kingsbury & Stillwell, family groceries & provisions

w s b State & Elm  Lane, Isaac, saddles, harness &c.

s w c Main & State  Comstock, J.M., billiard saloon

Source: 1859 Rockford City Directory


Main St. South, corner Elm


Holland House (hotel), E. Hasbrouck, proprietor s e c Elm and Main,

F.D. Camman, Real Estate & Insurance  n e c Main and Elm Thos. Angon s w c Main and Elm

Holland House (hotel), H.N. Starr, propr.

Source: 1859-1860 Rockford City Directory

NW cor Main and Elm = Commercial Block ** Elm Street** Elm to Chestnut = Wallace Block

L.W. Burnham Commercial Institute n w c main and Elm upstairs

NE Corner Main and Elm = Bank Block

Goodman, N.W. Dry Goods and clothing n w c Main and Elm

Porter Sheldon, Attorney  n e c Main and Elm, Bank Block

E Side Main between State and Elm = Concert Hall

SW corner Main and State = Odd Fellows Hall

Hambright, G F. postmaster Post Office s e c Main and Elm

Source: 1859-1860 Rockford City Directory

The New Holland, I.A. Leonard propr, strictly first class, cor S Main and Elm

Source: 1889-1890 Rockford City Directory

Masonic Hall

Source: Masonic Temple 1902 Rockford, Illinois (small 5 x 7″ booklet) Some Half-Tones of the Forest City from Fotografs by O.H. Wheat