Bradley Heights Subdivision, 1935 – Assessed values

Source:  Rockford Morning Star Sept. 25, 1935

Owner’s name listed farthest left, lot number in center, assessed value at right. Most properties were not yet occupied/no houses built.  Addresses did not have street numbers in 1935.

“Factory Teams Open Soft Ball League Season” – June 19, 1929

Source:  Rockford Daily Republic June 19, 1929  Article Continues Below

Rockford Industrial Athletic Association

Rockford Industrial Athletic Association

Began in 1910 by Leo Lyons, City Recreation Director

Lyons was Director of Health, Education and Recreation for the Rockford Board of Education 1910-1930


Source:  1/31/2008 online history article; dead link

Rockford Industrial Athletic Association – R. I. A. A. – 1977

Rockford Industrial Athletic Association – R. I. A. A.

Leo Lyons started the R. I. A. A. in the 1909 / 1910 season

He was in charge of parks and outdoor recreation

He set the stage for an organization whereby all factories could join in a group

The first requisition for team uniforms was in 1916: 12 uniforms were $60; 6 baseball bats were $6; 6 baseballs were $6

For example, Greenlees players participated in tennis, golf, horseshoes, basketball, ping pong, bowling, checkers and cribbage

The most direct contact with the newspapers was in the 1940’s with Hap Milne, Dick Day, and WROK

The present Chairman is Jack Rinaldo, chair for the past 9 years


Source: “Nuggets of History”, Autumn 1977