Main St., North, 721

Main St., North, 721

Residence of John Barnes, 721 No. Main St.,   1894 Rockford City Directory, photograph from “1902 Rockford Illinois” by Wheat, page 79.

The house was purchased in the 1890’s and rebuilt by Barnes, sec’y and treas. of W.F. and John Barnes Co., Source: 1894 – 1914 Rockford City Directories.

According to an article in the Rockford Register Republic, dated Sept. 20, 1951, the house was built by a family called the Williams.  After the Barnes family purchased it in the 1890’s, it was rebuilt.  Purchased by the Tebala Shrine after the death of Mr. and Mrs. Barnes, the home was converted into apartments.  The article was titled “Era’s Passing is Noted Here on North Main; Mansions of Industrial Pioneers to Give Way to New Store Project”

i.e. North Main St. Sears.



Main St., North, 711



Main St., North,  711

Photograph source: “1902 Rockford Illinois” by O. Wheat, page 74

House built by Julia P. Warren in the 1880’s, Source Rockford Register Republic 9/20/1951.

Mrs. Julia P. Warren, widow of Moses, resides 711 N. Main

Miss C. Louise Warren, nurse, resides 711 N. Main

M. Allen Warren, student, resides 711 N. Main

Miss Emma Isaacson, domestic, 711 N. Main

Nils Swanson, gardener, 711 N. Main

Source of names: 1899 Rockford City Directory


Mrs. T. P. Warren, resides 711 N. Main

Source: 1925 Rockford City Directory


Property owned by Mrs. Noble, converted into apartments

Source:  Rockford Register Republic  9/20/1951


Sears Store, 711 N, Main

Source: 1956 Rockford City Directory


Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St.

Source: 2005 Rockford City Directory