Harlem Boulevard, 1820

Wm. C. Loomis, wife Agnes

Source: 1902 Rockford City Directory

Source: Fotografs by O.H. Wheat

Mr. Frank S. Allan, Carrie E.

Source: 1923 – 1937 Rockford City Directory

Richard H. Tower (Ruth C.) mgr. Servisoft Inc. h. 1820 Harlem Blvd.

Source: 1940 Rockford City Directory

John W. Sheagren, physician Gas and Electric Building, h1820 Harlem

Source: 1949 Rockford City Directory

Carriage house in back 1820 Harlem Blvd.

Source: photo courtesy of Rockford Public Library patron 2010






Wheat, Osee H. – photographer, obituary

Wheat obit

Source:  The Rockford Republic June 21, 1909

Rockford Hospital

Began 1885 see also Fitch, Dr. W.H. City’s first private hospital. Corner of So. Court and Chestnut St.

Source: Rockford Big Town/Little City 977.331 C973r

Under ownership of the Rockford Hospital Association, 262 individuals in Rockford Hospital Associations 1887 – larger building needed. March of 1888 second building was dedicated at a cost of $15,000. Second building accommodated 30 beds 2nd building 3 story brick, connected by hall to old building original building living rooms for matron and nurses after 3/1888. Elevator donated in March 1988 by Horatio Stone cost of $1500. First operating room funded by Mrs. Ralph Emerson donation after son’s death run on subscriptions and collections. The original nurses: Lizzie Glenn, Melanie Caillat, Sofie Carlson, Myrtle Miles, Elizabeth Edstrom, Mrs. Johanna St. Clair, Louisa Ray and E. Tillich

Source: Rockfordiana Hospitals – Rockford Memorial – 1 & Rockford Daily Register Gazette 1/1/1891

1904 – new hospital on site of original hospital 1903 building cost $50,000 aka “City Hospital”

Source: Rockford Morning Star 7/15/28

City Hospital

Source: 1902 Rockford Illinois Press of Horner Printing Co. Some Half-Tones of the Forest City in Fotografs
by O.H. Wheat, Church St., Rockford, Illinois small 5 x 7″ booklet

City Hospital

Source: photo, p 24 Rockford 1917 R 917.7331 R682r 1917  507 Chestnut St.

Rockford Hospital Nurses Home

Source: Rockford Hospital Nurses Home p 24 Rockford 1917 R 917.7331 R 682r 1917




Main St. South, corner Elm


Holland House (hotel), E. Hasbrouck, proprietor s e c Elm and Main,

F.D. Camman, Real Estate & Insurance  n e c Main and Elm Thos. Angon s w c Main and Elm

Holland House (hotel), H.N. Starr, propr.

Source: 1859-1860 Rockford City Directory

NW cor Main and Elm = Commercial Block ** Elm Street** Elm to Chestnut = Wallace Block

L.W. Burnham Commercial Institute n w c main and Elm upstairs

NE Corner Main and Elm = Bank Block

Goodman, N.W. Dry Goods and clothing n w c Main and Elm

Porter Sheldon, Attorney  n e c Main and Elm, Bank Block

E Side Main between State and Elm = Concert Hall

SW corner Main and State = Odd Fellows Hall

Hambright, G F. postmaster Post Office s e c Main and Elm

Source: 1859-1860 Rockford City Directory

The New Holland, I.A. Leonard propr, strictly first class, cor S Main and Elm

Source: 1889-1890 Rockford City Directory

Masonic Hall

Source: Masonic Temple 1902 Rockford, Illinois (small 5 x 7″ booklet) Some Half-Tones of the Forest City from Fotografs by O.H. Wheat


Rockford Country Club

Rockford Country Club was organized 1900.

Source: 1852-1952 Rockford Centennial 977.33 R65 & Rockford 50,000  917.733 R594 &  Rockford 1912 R 917.7331 R682r

“Slot Machines Vanish Due to Baring of Sites”

Source: Rockford Morning Star 1/14/1942

Hostesses for Bridge  Mmes. Stanley Hobson, Chester Wolfley and W.H. Willliamson will serve as hostesses

Source: Rockford Morning Star 9/14/1944
Rockford Country Club postcard

Source: postcard from www.ebay.com (7/6/2009) dated 1914

Rockford Country Club

Source: Rockford Country Club photo, from Rockford 1917, R 917.7331 R682 r 1917

Rockford Country Club

Source: 1926 Rockford City Directory p XI

Women’s 18 hole golf league will hold an open house June 25. The guest day will begin at 8:30 am shot gun start follwed by lunch and awards, Chm for event: Mrs. Virgil Keeling & Mrs. Van Anderson

Source: Rockford Register Star 6/21/1970

Rockford Country Club

Source: 1902 Rockford Illinois Press of Horner Printing Co. “Some Half-Tones of the Forest City in Fotografs” by O.H. Wheat,
Church St., Rockford, Illinois small 5 x 7″ booklet no Dewey Decimal Number