Burpee Museum of Natural History – 2013, Alan Brown

Source: Rockford Register Star 1/6/2013

Main St., North, 737

?home of August Colton, (<1839>) small 1 story frame house No(North?) of First Presby. Church John S. Coleman built the mansion after Coleman, owned by John Manny photo of building as “Manny homestead” 1864 Manny purchased, $15,000

Source: Rockfordiana – Historic Houses and Landmarks – 1 & Rockford Morning Star 6/15/1952 & Rockford Register Republic 11/9/1935

Nelson, Wm. pres. Forest City Knitting Co, res 737 N Main

Source: 1899 Rockford City Directory

737 North Main St.

photo above Source:  Rockfordiana – Historic Houses and Landmarks- 1

Gustafson, John, coachman John Manny, res 737 N Main

Source: 1899 Rockford City Directory

Wm. Nelson, Colonel

Source: 1925 Rockford City Directory

interior and exterior photos purchased by City $25,000 7 rooms in cellar Nelson home nearly 1/2 century Nelson purchased 1890, $20,000-see Rockford Daily Register Gazette article

Source: Rockfordiana – Historic Houses and Landmarks – 1 & Rockford Register Republic 11/9/1935 & Nuggets of History Nov-Dec 1969

Burpee Gallery of Art, Rockford Art Assoc.

Source: 1968 Rockford City Directory

Look Back at 737

Source: Northwest Quarterly Magazine, Spring 2010, pp 134 – 139 see also Riverfront Museum Park

Burpee Museum

Burpee Museum

Source: http://maps.google.com c. 2008