Lincoln School, later Franklin School (1926), 405 N. Court Street, opened 1892, closed 1971, demolished 1976

Sources: Photo: Photo Gravere Views, 1893; Map: Sanborn Atlas, 1913-1928 [Note that North Street is later Park Ave.]; Article: “Lincoln School Third Hospital,”¬†Rockford Daily Register-Gazette, October 11, 1918, p.5. In October, 1918, it was one of three emergency hospitals during the Spanish flu pandemic, along with the Boys’ Club and the Knights of Columbus building on N. Main St. Lincoln was renamed Benjamin Franklin School in 1926, when Abraham Lincoln Middle School was built on Charles Street.

 

Rockford Public Library – 2

Rockford Public Library 1912 postcard

postcard postmarked 1912

RPL interior addition

“Work on Library Addition’s Interior”

Source: Rockford Morning Star 3/1/1964

Sulivan Center Opening

Source: Rockford Register Star 1/17/2013

Sullivan Center

Source: Rockford Register Star 1/17/2013

Rockford Public Library

Rockford Public Library and RVC

Rockford Public Library and RVC

Source: Rockford Register Star 10/11/2013

Rockford Public Library & United Way

“Library’s Amnesty‚Ķ.”

Source: Rockford Register Star 10/24/2013

Rockford Public Library Finances

Rockford Public Library Finances 2
Source: Rockford Register Star 10/30/2013

Rockford Public Library Materials Collection

Source: Rockford Register Star 12/1/2013

 

Rockford Public Library Main Branch

Rockford Public Library Main Branch

Source: Rockford Register Star 12/9/2013

 

 

 

 

Camp Grant – 1918, Influenza Pandemic

Spanish Flu - 1

Source: Nuggets of History, Vol. 46, No. 4, December 2008

Spanish flu - 2 sm

Source: Nuggets of History December 2008 Vol. 46 No. 4

Spanish flu - 3 sm

Source: Nuggets of History December 2008 Vol. 46 No. 4

Spanish Flu - 4 sm

Source: Nuggets of History December 2008 Vol. 46 No. 4

Spanish flu - 5 sm

Source: Nuggets of History December 2008 Vol. 46 No. 4

Spanish flu - 6

 

 

Ransum, Dr. W.L.

portrait photograph with article

“Dr. W. L. Ransum, who will be camp physician at Boys club summer camp which will open June 24 at Camp Rotary for the ninth consecutive year. He has been associated with the Boys club ever since the camp was founded by the Rotary club. He has traveled extensively.”

Source: Rockford Morning Star June 5, 1929