Garfield Ave., 618

Blast 618 Garfield

The above photo from 1971 show a glimpse of the original house at this address.  The blast did structural damage, and the old house was razed, and a new house built at that location.

Source of newspaper article above and below: Rockford Register-Republic 5/19/1971 p B1

Clues sought

Source: Front page of Rockford Register Star 5/19/1971 p A1

A house was not listed at that address in 1921 or 1922.  The first resident was Mrs. Ada Ledger (Widow C S Ledger), listed in the 1923 Rockford City Directory

Garfield Ave., 618 - 1974

Source of Photo: Jan Carter, October, 2013

According to, the first year property taxes were paid on the new house was 1974.