Forest City Furniture Co. – 1889 illustration of exterior

(stacks of lumber in foreground)

Source:  1889-1890 Philippi’s Rockford City Directory, page 14

Forest City Furniture Co., Gilbert Woodruff, president; Ralph Emerson, secretary and treasurer; Wholesale manufacturers of bookcases, office desks, library cases; chamber suites, parlor desks, sideboards, table washstands, table beds, etc.   Railroad Ave. between Seventh and Eight sts,   Source:  1889-1890 Philippi’s Rockford City Directory

Forest City Furniture Co.

Forest City Furniture Co., Gilbert Woodruff, pres’t; R. W. Emerson, secy. and treas. Manufacturers of book cases, office desks, library cases, folding beds, chamber suites, parlor desks, sideboards, table wash stands, table beds, etc., Rail Road ave. between Seventh and Eighth sts.

Source: Philippi’s Rockford City Directory for 1894-95.

in 1899: C. O. Upton, vice-pres’t., C. A. Hult, sec’y and treas. Also manufacture music cabinets, chiffoniers and odd tables.

Source: Philippi’s 1899 Rockford City Directory