“Center Group Vetoes Property Tax” – 1/10/1970

Source:  “Center Group Vetoes Property Tax”  Rockford Morning Star 1/10/1970

“City to get help on civic center site”  Rockford Register-Republic 5/5/1970

“Civic Center site seclection pact OK’d” Rockford Register Star 5/13/1970


Rockford Exposition Authority Meets, Elects Charles Boettcher Chairman” Dec. 1969

Source:  Rockford Morning Star 12/17/1969


“Unpaid bill hurts Civic Center Plan” – Dec. 1968

Source:  Rockford Morning Star  12/19/1968

City liquor licenses – 1959

Liquor License sm

Source: Rockford Register-Republic  4/16/1959

Mrs. Seth G. Atwood

Mrs. Seth G. Atwood  (Patricia Jane Lang Atwood)

Named by to Civic Center Committee (later The MetroCentre and later the BMO Harris BankCenter)

Her husband owns Atwood Vacuum Machine Tool Company

Graduate of Wellesley College

First President of the Women’s Board of the Rockford Art Museum

Member of the Junior League

Mrs. Seth G. Atwood
Mrs. Seth G. Atwood


Source:  Rockford Morning Star, 11/18/1969