Main Street West Side (north) 600 Block

w s n of Whitman  Coburn C.C.

w s n of Whitman  Dewey, Mrs. Eliza

w s n of Whitman  Palmer, H.H.

w s n of Whitman  Talcott, Wm. A.

w s n of Whitman  Talcott, Wait [608]

e s n of Whitman  Rudd, Thos. J. [607]

e s n of Whitman  Sovereign, I.

Source: 1859 Rockford City Directory

w s near corp. line  Boyse, David

w s north of north corp. line  Shearman’s Rockford Nursery

w s n of corp. line  Watson, Chas.

w s n of corp. line  Watson, Fred

w s n of corp. line  Watson, P.C.

n end of Main  Williams, L.

s end of Main west side  Clarke, Orlando

 

 

H.H. Palmer & Co. Churn Factory

H.H. Palmer & Co.

Picture source: “Industrial and Picturesque Rockford,” by Eugene Browne and F. Ford Rowe, 191

Palmer, H.H. & Co. (H.H. Palmer [estate] and George E. King). Manufacturers of the Boss and Acme Churns, dog power; lever butter workers and the Acme washer. Corner Cedar St. and So. Winnebago St.

Source: Philippi’s 1892 Rockford City Directory

Rockford Driving Club

“The Rockford Driving Club was organized in the early spring of 1891, with Frank G. Smith, President, H. H. Palmer, Vice-President, C.C. Jones, Secretary, and George L. Woodruff, Treasurer.  The club owns magnificent grounds, embracing seventy acres, and have laid out a kite-shaped mile track that is pronounced the best and fastest in the west with one exception.  The park contains an amphitheatre seating seating three thousand persons, and all the appointments are patterned from the most approved racing courses in the world. The clubs gives at least two trotting meetings each year, and offers liberal purses.  The grounds are easily accessible by electric cars or the St. Paul road, lying just north of the city limits.”

Source: page 13, “Industrial and Picturesque Rockford,: by Eugene Browne and F. Ford Rowe, 1891.