Bradley and Bradley Architects – plus George Bradley obituary

First ad in newspaper as Wm. Bradley, Architect and Builder:  May 10, 1856, Rockford Weekly Register-Gazette

George Bradley served an apprenticeship at Architect and Builder in Boston, MA in 1850. Source: Death article, January 14, 1898, Rockford Daily Register-Gazette  George Bradley came to Rockford in 1855 according to same article, and constructed over 1000 buildings in Rockford by the time of his death in 1898.  His business was succeeded by his son, C.W. Bradley, who had been associated with him in architectural and construction work for 14 years.

Built 7 public schools, Wallach’s Block, Stewart Building, First Lutheran Church, First Congregational Church, Tinker Swiss Cottage, and T.D. Robertson residence.  Source: Rockford Daily Register-Gazette, Jan. 14, 1898.

Burial in West Side Cemetery (name changed to Greenwood Cemetery).

Source: Rockford Daily Register-Gazette January 14, 1898









MAIN STREET WEST SIDE (south) 200 Block

s w c Main & Elm  Emerson, Henry C., auction & commercial merchant

s e c Main & Elm  Holland House 4—Drew E.C., grocer; St. John E., green & dried fruits; 2—Wallach D., & Co., merchant tailors & clothiers; Hambright G. F., post master

e s b Elm & Chestnut  Allen, Saml., groceries

e s b Elm & Chestnut  Bradley, Geo., architect & carpenter

e s b Elm & Chestnut  Hazzard, Wm. R., undertaker

w s b Elm & Chestnut  Hagedon, J.H., groceries, flour & feed

w s b Elm & Chestnut  Tew, Mrs. B.C., boarding house

w s b Elm & Chestnut  Upton, C.O. & Co., meat market

Source: 1859 Rockford City Directory


Rockford, Rock Island and St. Louis Railroad Company – 1870

R Tinker - 1

R Tinker - 2

Source:  Rockford Weekly Register-Gazette Mar. 19, 1870