Broadway St., 2127

Built by E.F. Herrick in 1842, only 2 families have occupied in 102 years. Present owner Miss Margaret Borg. The house to be sold.

Source: Rockford Morning Star 3/6/1946

photo exterior + dining room.

Source: Rockfordiana – Historic Houses and Landmarks – 1 (3/22/1941)

“Cobblestone Antiques” opens today  owners David and Penny Pauling

Source: Rockfordiana – Historic Houses and Landmarks – 3, page 25 & Rockford Register Star 5/27/1973

“Bicentennial focus on architecture”

Source: Rockfordiana – Historic Houses and Landmarks – 4, p7 & Rockford Register Republic 1/12/1976

2127 Broadway

2127 Broadway

Herrick Cobblestone House

Source: Rockford Register Star 8/17/2011

Herrick Cobblestone House

Source: Rockford Register Star 8/17/2011

Herrick Cobblestone House

 

 

 

 

Wigell, Oscar, home – Frank A. Carpenter architect

1010 No. Second St., architect’s drawings, Feb. 2, 1907, by Frank A. Carpenter, for Oscar Wigell, President of the Haddorff Piano retail salesroom/store.

Wilgell - 1

below: 2nd story had 3 family bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 servants bedroom, 1 guest bedroom, a den and an outside balcony with roof

Wigell - 2

also 2nd floor: servants room and den, below

Wigell - 3

Current owner of house in 2014:  Gary G. Carlson, Gary Carlson Motors

Below: Kitchen and pantry in “basement” level. Sink counter covered in zinc.

Wigell - 4

First Floor rooms include this library and sewing room, a living and a dining room…

Wigell - 5

There were two sources of heating fuel: one for the kitchen and 1 for heating the house, storage in basement, picture below:

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The architect’s logo/signature on the plans, below:

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The attic had finished and unfinished area, such as for catching rain water, a.k.a. “indoor plumbing.”  The Billiard Room was a finished  in the attic.

Wigell - 8

In the cellar there was a “cold” vegetable storage room and also an ash room for fireplace and fuel remains.