Main St., No., 945 – Forbes/University Club

Main St., No., 945 Forbes

945 No. Main St., Duncan Forbes residence, leased yesterday by Rockford University Club

Source: Rockford Morning Star 11/30/1939

Harry F. Forbes, wife Hannah W., secretary Rockford Malleable Iron Works, res 945 N Main    1902 Rockford City Directory

Miss Emma Hogan, domestic servant, res 945 N Main  –  1899 Rockford City Directory

Duncan P Forbes   –   1933 Rockford City Directory

Rockford University Club, owners, 1950 – 2015 (ongoing)  Rockford City Directories


University Club – Leases Forbes home

U Club Forbes

1939-40 architect for remodel of home to club: Willis Hubbard

University Club officers” Walter R. Shafer, Jr., President; Francis Hickey, secretary; Paul Stitch, treasurer, Francis Thayer, vice-president; Dr. F.L. Heinemeyer, K.L. Finkenstaedt, Harold Wolcott, Dave Connolly, John C. Stafford and Upton Bartlett, members of the board of directors.

Source: Rockford Morning Star 11/30/1939


Main St., No., 303

Gas-Electric Bldg open

“Gas-Electric Building Has Open House”

“Rockford’s newest skyscraper at Jefferson and North Main streets, is holding open house this week, with the public invited to visit and inspect it.  The first three floors are occupied by Central Illinois Electric and Gas company and business and professional men occupy offices in the upper floors.  The Rockford University Club also is housed in the building.  The entire building and furnishings were produced by local contractors and industries.”

Source: Rockford Register Republic June 15. 1931