West State St. 300 Block

48  West State  Gilbert, John, druggist, s s b Church & Main

49  West State  Edson & Sears, boots, shoes, leather, findings, n s b Main & Church

51  West State  Ford, D. M., saloon, n s b Main & Church

53  West State  Williams, David, barber shop, n s b Main & Church

54  West State  Clark & Mitchell, clocks, watches, jewelry, s s b Main & Church

55  West State  Barnard H. F., dry goods, boots & shoes, n s b Main & Church

55  West State  Barnard Mrs. H. F., millinery, n s b Main & Church

58  West State  Dunshee F.K., grocer, s s b Main & Church; Goodhue W. S., attorney, s s b Main & Church;  Loop, James L., attorney (upstairs), s s b Main & Church

62  West State  Boyd, Thomas, dry goods [Marble Front building], s s b Main & Church

76  West State  Watt, John Jr., fruit confectionery, groceries, n s b Main & Church

s s b Main & Church  Alchin, Maynard & Co., Journeymen Boot & Shoe Co.

s s b Main & Church  Ball, F. E., sewing machine agent

s s b Church & Main  Bartlett Bros., merchant tailors & clothiers

s s b Main & Church  Blaisdell, E.W. & R.P., Rockford Republican

s s b Church & Main  Brittan, W.W., druggist

s s b Main & Church  Curtis, A. D. & Co., ambrotype gallery

s s b Main & Church  Dewey, S. J., dentist

s s b Main & Church  Eaton, Chas. B., saddles, harness &c.

s s b Main & Church  Horsman, F. A., staple & fancy dry goods

s s b Main & Church  Masonic Hall

s s b Main & Church  Sherman, H.N., watches, jewelry, clocks

s s b Main & Church  Spafford, Clark & Co., bankers & exchange dealers

n s b Main & Church  Atkinson, Mrs. Lucy, millinery

n s b Main & Church  Bond, James, barber

n s b Main & Church  Hartley, Miss Jane, milliner

n s b Main & Church  Hartwell Mrs. H. & Miss M.J. Ryan, millinery rooms, up stairs

n s b Main & Church  Jilson, W., wholesale & retail fruits, confectionery, groceries &c.

n s b Main & Church  Lowry, Miss L. R., millinery & dress making

n s b Main & Church  Seccomb, J. W., books, stationery, wall paper &c.

n s b Main & Church  Stanley, Miss Adda, milliner

n s b Main & Church  Trufant, D.B., boots & shoes

n s b Church & Main  Wade, Mrs. Sarah, milliner

n s b Main & Church  Watt, John Jr., family grocery & provisions

n s b Main & Church  White Mrs. A. J., millinery

n e c State & Church  Andrus & Van Arnan, dry goods

n w c State & Main  Tyler, Silas G., justice of the peace

s w c State & Main  Ketcheson, D.O., groceries & provisions

s w c Main & State  Lathrop & Brown, attorneys

s w c Main & State  Miller & Taylor, attorneys, upstairs

s w c Main & State  Odd Fellows Hall

s w c Main & State  Horsman’s Block

s e c State & Church  CITY HOTEL

Source: 1859 Rockford City Directory

East State St. 300 block

39  East State  Shotwell, Henry C., boots, shoes, leather &c., n s b Main & 1st St.

49  East State  Thurston J.H., grocer, n s b Main & 1st St.

50  East State  Horn G. W., dry goods, s s b 1st & Main

51  East State  Young America Clothing store  n s b Main & 1st St.

52  East State  Schicker F.P., bakery, s s b Main & 1st St.

54  East State  Manning W.A., jeweler & sewing machines, s s b Main & 1st St.

55  East State  Brockman F., dealer in cigars tobacco, snuff, n s b Main & 1st St.

56 ½ East State  Penfield D. S. & J. G. & Co., real estate, insurance, brokers, s s b Main & 1st St.

60  East State  Partridge Geo. C. & Co., seed store & agricultural implements, s s b Main & 1st St.

64  East State  Boyd Wesley, dry goods, carpets hats caps &c., s w c 1st & State

n s b Main & 1st St.  Archibald, Regan & Co., Journeymen Boot & Shoe store

n s b Main & 1st St.  Baker & Baker, attorneys

n s b Main & 1st St.  Brett Chas., saloon

n s b Main & 1st St.  Hansom Wm. F., meat market

n s b Main & 1st St.  Jackson C. H., auction & commission merchant

n s b Main & 1st St.  Kitchel, Edward N., banker

n s b Main & 1st St.  Largent & Heagle, groceries

n s b Main & 1st St.  Livingston Isaac, billiard rooms & saloon

n s b Main & 1st St.  Shaw, Bela, justice of the peace

n s b Main & 1st St.  Wasson & Miller, boots, shoes & c.

n s b Main & 1st St.  Worthington, Wm., druggist

n s b Main & 1st St.  Odd Fellows Hall

s s b Main & 1st St.  Briggs, Spafford & Penfield, bankers & exchange dealers

s s b 1st St. & Main  Ireton, J.H., grocery agent

s s b Main & 1st St. Schmous & Bro., meat market

s s b Main & 1st St.  Todd L.H., boots, shoes, leather, findings & c.

alley b Main & 1st St [north of State] Cameron & Ryburn, blacksmiths

alley b State & Walnut [south of State] Cameron & Ryburn, blacksmiths

n e c Main & State  Dyer, John W., dry goods & hardware

n e c State & Main  Miller & Hathaway, attorneys, upstairs

s w c 1st & State  Dickson D. T. & Co., Rock River Democrat

s w c 1st & State  Barnes G. W. & Co., ambrotype & daguerrean Gallery

s w c 1st & State  Chandler N. E., physician & surgeon, upstairs

s w c 1st & State  Ogden, Wm. H., attorney

s w c 1st & State  Waterman, H., attorney & justice of the peace, upstairs

s w c 1st & State  West, L., India rubber goods

Source: 1859 Rockford City Directory

 

 

 

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