Scandinavian Cemetery and the Swedes of Rockford

Source: Northwest Quarterly, Spring-Summer 2019

Rockford’s Sveas Soner Singing Society Celebrates Centennial – 1990

Source: Illinois Magazine; The Magazine of the Prairie State, November-December 1990

Faust Hotel – History

named after Levin Faust

Source: 1852-1952 Rockford Centennial 977.33 R65

see also Tebala Towers, photo being built. Cost $2.5 million to build in 1928

Source: Rockfordiana-Historic Houses and Landmarks-4, page 2

photo of exterior, 1936, p48 photo of Rainbow Room, 1936,page 48 photo of Coffee Shop, 1938, page 49

photo of Terrace Lounge, page 49

Source: Rockford 1920 and Beyond R 977.331 J669r

Mechanics Machine Co. – 1926

Mechanics Machine Co., P A Peterson, president; Frank W Lindgren, vice-president; Eric S Ekstrom, sec and gen mgr; Levin Faust, treasurer; mfrs of auto transmissions and universal joints, 9th St. corner 18th Avenue   Source: McCoy’s Rockford City Directory for 1926

Rockford Steel Furniture Co. – 1925

Rockford Steel Furniture Co., E S Ekstrom, pres; C E Swenson, v-pres, Levin Faust sec and treas, 2501 9th St,

Source: 1925 McCoy’s Rockford City Directory

Rockford Steel Furn sm

Source: Rockford Morning Star July 6, 1924

Lock Plant Here Largest in World –

Nat. Lock - 1

Source:  “Century Plus Ten” edition, Rockford Morning Star – Republic Mar. 19, 1962

Nat, Lock - 2

Nat Lock - 3


Estwing Manufacturing Co. – 1945, history


Source:  Rockford Morning Star 6/19/1945