Mendelssohn Club – 1941


“Social Life and the Fine Arts” – 1964, W. Ashton Johnson

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Source: Nuggets of History, Summer 1989 Vol. 26, No. 3; article written in 1964. W. Ashton Johnson died in 1965.

Rockford Historical Society produces Nuggets of History. They have a website,


Summer and 1240 N Church

Summer and 1240 North Church

Chandler Starr house constructed in 1906 razed later than 1970 property now St. Peter’s parking lot

Chandler House

Source: Nuggets of History Nov – Dec 1969 & Rockfordiana: Historic Houses – 3 p 6

property was owned by Catholic Diocese in 1971 – (2013). According to Rockford Township a building permit was issued in May 2001 to remove a building on the property. photo from Rockford 1912 p 21

Source: Rockford 1912 R 917.733 R595 page 21

“Fine Homes Are Built”  Rockford Republic, July 6, 1906  p 9

” One of the finest homes being built this yearis the Chandler Starr residence, which is being built on the very top of the Blaisdell Hill on North Church St.. From this point the country can be viewed for 10 miles around in any direction and it is probable there is not a pleasanter smd larger view from any other place in the city.  Alberts Brothers are the contractors.

Source: Rockford Republic 7/6/1906

1893 Columbian Exposition

“Remembering Chicago’s White City” by Chris Linden

“The Museum of Science and Industry and the Art Institute of Chicago are both housed in buildings constructed for the 1892 World’s Fair.”

13 photographs and illustrations, article pp 134 – 140

Source: Northwest Quarterly magazine, Winter 2013, Vol. 19, No. 5, pp 134-140