“Burr Planning Homes Costing Over $100,000” – 1928, Architect W. J. Van Der Meer

Source: Rockford Republic newspaper, Friday, August 31, 1928

Andrews, William

“Death Summons Wm. Andrews at Age of 82 Years” Civil War Veteran and Long Supervisor of Rockford, a past commander of G.L. Nevious Post #1, G.A.R. 10 year member of that Illinois patriotic order for many years prominent on Winnebago County Board as supervisor. Found dead in his bed at 1724 Harlem Blvd. He had suffered from stomach troubles for several years. Born in County Armagh, Ireland, Oct 15, 1945 (photo says 1840) came to America with his parents c. 1847. Located in Boone County where he attended public school. At 20, went to Capron, where he taught school 2 years. August 22, 1862 enlisted in Co. E, 95th Illinois infantry/Col. Humphrey he fought in battles of Champion Hills, Vicksburg, Red River and more. Awarded a medal for battle of Vicksburg. Mustered out Aug. 17, 186_ he returned to Capron where he taught 4 years. In 1869 he entered the dry good business at Capron, 29 years later he sold his business and moved to Rockford. Married Miss Mary Smith in Capron, in 18__who survived as do 2 children: E.E. Andrews, Chicago and Mrs. Fred L. Burr, 1725 Harlem Blvd.

Source: Rockford Morning Star 8/30/1923

Harlem Blvd., 1725

Harlem Blvd., 1725

1725 Harlem Blvd., Picture source: Jan Carter 3/4/2015

1923:  Fred L. Burr (wife Nettie) realtor, office in Mead Building, resides 1725 Harlem Blvd.

1928:  Mrs. Alice J. McDonald (widow Bryan) president McDonald Art Studios Inc, resides 1725 Harlem Blvd.

1933 – 1940  Roscoe E. Brightup (wife Gayle) advertising manager Greenlee Bros., resides 1725 Harlem Blvd.

1949:  Frances E. Hickey (wife Vivian E; co-owner Miller, Thomas and Hickey law offices) resides 1725 Harlem Blvd.

1987 – 2014:  Rev. Frank S. Moyer, Renee McArdle, Renee Moyer; director of pastoral care at Rockford Memorial Hospital.

Years shown indicate the years that were searched. Any other years were not searched.

Source: Rockford City Directories

 

Harlem Blvd., 1730 – Shanhouse/Burr residence

Harlem Blvd., 1730

Photo, above, by Jan Carter 3/2/2015

Shanhouse

Source: Rockford Morning Star 3/5/1920

 

Pre-1920, Fred L. Burr residence

1920 – 1940 – Charles Shanhouse residence

1945, 1949  – Harold J. Kasler (wife, Pearl) residence, president Free Sewing Machine Co., vice-president Spengler Loomis Co.

Years shown, source: Rockford City Directories