State and Main Rockford City Directory 1952 pgs. 129, 179, 180

Historic Rockford Homes 1838 – 1893 – serigraphs by Gene Horvath

The serigraphs of historic are lovely art prints in black on cream paper “poster size” and “suitable for framing” and are a number set, 3/50.   Each one is of an historic home, and some are labeled on the back with additional historic information.  The set is not for sale as a group or individually and is signed by the artist.

The set includes 16 serigraph prints, as follows:

1850 residence of John S. Coleman                  737 North Main St.

1860/1864 residence of Amos Catlin Spafford          501 N. Prospect

1863 residence of Chester C. Briggs            1244 East State St.

1893 residence of William Fletcher Barnes            813 N. Main St.

1865 residence of Robert Hall Tinker        411 Kent St.

1873 residence of John H. Lake             1313 E. State St.

1871 residence of John Erlander      404 S. Third St.

1868 residence of Honorable William Brown      S. Third St. across from Erlander Home

1868 residence of Charles A. Lundvall      2511 Guilford Rd.

1856 residence of George H. Dennett           428 N 1st St.

1854 residence of L.C. Jacoby          2 Jacoby Place

1874 residence of Colonel C. M. Brayer        806 N Main St.

1859 residence of Johnaton Halstead     3318 North Main St.

1857 residence of W. D. Trahern      525 Kent St.

1867 residence of Major Elias Cosper             1121 Cosper Place

1855 residence of Henery Sears         800 N. Church St.

1854 residence of Walter Peck          326 S. 2nd St.

1848 residence of William Cory      6130 Guilford Rd.













Main St., North, 806

Rev. P.M. Snyder

Source: 1900 – 1911 Rockford City Directory

Rev John Gordon

Source: 1912 – 1947 Rockford City Directory

Dr and Mrs, Joseph Cleveland

Source: 1947 – 1957 Rockford City Directory

Flowers by Connie

Source: 1958 – 1978 Rockford City Directory

David C. Kott

Source: 1978 Rockford City Directory

Main St., North, 806

Stevens, George A, cabinetmaker, res 806 N Main

Source: 1889-1900 City Directory

Rev Peter M Snyder, wife Constance, pastor 2nd Congregational Church, r 806 N Main

Source: 1909 City Directory

Rev. John Gordan  resident 1912-1947

Rev. John Gordan

Source: 1914 Rockford City Directory

Source: 1925-1933 Rockford City Directory

Flowers by Connie

Source: 1958 Rockford City Directory

1958 Connie moved shop from N. Main St. 1958 earlier shop was at 127 So. Church St. Connie died February 1977. Connie left shop to Ernest J. Diebold. Property sold September 1978 to David C. Kott

Source: Rockfordiana – Historic Houses and Landmarks – 4, p33 & Rockford Register Star 2/21/1979

Flowers by Connie; Constance Tremulis

Source: 1968 Rockford City Directory


Source: Rockford 1920 and Beyond Eric A Johnson R 977.331 J669r page 66

burned down Tuesday night, “Built about Civil War time” photo of Rev. Cleveland, resident 1947-1958, huge living room with fireplace 6 bedrooms on 2nd floor, 1 on 3rd Floor parsonage for 2nd Congregational Church for 50 years.  Rev. Bliss preceded Rev. Gordon

Source: Rockfordiana – Historic Houses and Landmarks – 4, p33 & Rockford Register Star 2/21/1979

originally called 1854 Aaron Marcellus mansion

Source: Rockford 1920 and Beyond Eric A Johnson R 977.331 J669r



News from Fran for Women Fans – 11/30/1948

New from Fran for Women Fans

Source:  Rockford Sports news and Entertainment Guide,   Nov. 30, 1948


St. James, Susan

Rockford movie star born Susan Miller.


She worked at Flowers by Connie, shopped No. End stores, born 1946.
Susan St. James

“Rock Hudson and Rockford native Susan St. James starred together in McMillan and Wife” Father is Bob Miller.

Source: Rockford Register Star 10/3/1985 &  Rockfordiana Bio Miller & Bio St. James

Susan St. James

Source: Rockford Register Star 8/10/1974

Susan St. James

Left to Right: Mrs. Miller (Susan’s Mother) Mercedes Miller (Susan’s sister) and Susan Miller.

photo source: unknown