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


Main St. South, corner Elm


Holland House (hotel), E. Hasbrouck, proprietor s e c Elm and Main,

F.D. Camman, Real Estate & Insurance  n e c Main and Elm Thos. Angon s w c Main and Elm

Holland House (hotel), H.N. Starr, propr.

Source: 1859-1860 Rockford City Directory

NW cor Main and Elm = Commercial Block ** Elm Street** Elm to Chestnut = Wallace Block

L.W. Burnham Commercial Institute n w c main and Elm upstairs

NE Corner Main and Elm = Bank Block

Goodman, N.W. Dry Goods and clothing n w c Main and Elm

Porter Sheldon, Attorney  n e c Main and Elm, Bank Block

E Side Main between State and Elm = Concert Hall

SW corner Main and State = Odd Fellows Hall

Hambright, G F. postmaster Post Office s e c Main and Elm

Source: 1859-1860 Rockford City Directory

The New Holland, I.A. Leonard propr, strictly first class, cor S Main and Elm

Source: 1889-1890 Rockford City Directory

Masonic Hall

Source: Masonic Temple 1902 Rockford, Illinois (small 5 x 7″ booklet) Some Half-Tones of the Forest City from Fotografs by O.H. Wheat


Main St., east side, between State & Elm

W.J. Johnson cigars and tobacco e s main b State and Elm bds Holland House, Samuel Kelsey, Groceries, Fruits, Provisions e s Main b State and Elm Kingsbury & Stillwell, Family Groceries and Provisions w s Main b State and Elm, E.H. Lansing, druggist, 19 e s Main b State and Elm

Source: 1859-1860 Rockford City Directory

Holland House 1855 – (1871)

Holland house - 1

Holland House - 2

Picture and text above:  1872-73 Holland’s Rockford City Directory

Holland House - 3

Source of newspaper article:  Rockford Weekly Register-Gazette March 4, 1871