“Suburban Schools Will Present Pageant…” – 1934

Source: Rockford Register Republic May 31, 1934

Rockford Fire Dept. history – Forest City Firelog, 1982

Source: Forest City Firelog, 1881 – 1981  Compiled by Fire Lt. George Thomas Burke, edited by James and Janet George, Rockford, IL  1982, first few pages

See also Rockfordiana files and newspaper articles on Fires

 

“Mullins Researches Rockford Institute” – 1964

mullins-1

mullins-2

Source:  Rockford Register-Republic June 12, 1964

 

Thatcher Blake house – photo: 1965

Thatcher Blake

Source:  Nuggets of History, bulletin of the Rockford Historical Society, July August 1965

Thatcher Blake - 2

 

Illinois Historical Markers – Rockford

Source: Illinois Historical Markers; a Guide   R 917.73 G946

The book covers the entire state. This is the page on Rockford.

Illinois Historical Markers

 

Unitarian Universalist Church – 2012

Unitarian Church

Source:  Northwest Quarterly magazine, Fall 2012, Vol. 9, No. 4, p 210

Broadway St., 2127

Built by E.F. Herrick in 1842, only 2 families have occupied in 102 years. Present owner Miss Margaret Borg. The house to be sold.

Source: Rockford Morning Star 3/6/1946

photo exterior + dining room.

Source: Rockfordiana – Historic Houses and Landmarks – 1 (3/22/1941)

“Cobblestone Antiques” opens today  owners David and Penny Pauling

Source: Rockfordiana – Historic Houses and Landmarks – 3, page 25 & Rockford Register Star 5/27/1973

“Bicentennial focus on architecture”

Source: Rockfordiana – Historic Houses and Landmarks – 4, p7 & Rockford Register Republic 1/12/1976

2127 Broadway

2127 Broadway

Herrick Cobblestone House

Source: Rockford Register Star 8/17/2011

Herrick Cobblestone House

Source: Rockford Register Star 8/17/2011

Herrick Cobblestone House

 

 

 

 

2328 South Main Street

Thatcher Blake House

2328 South Main Street

The home was erected in 1870, and Rockford pioneer Thatcher Blake and his family lived there until Mrs. Blake’s death in 1900, Mr. Blake having died in 1880.

Between Cole Avenue and Ogilby Road

"Nuggets of History", Thatcher Blake House
“Nuggets of History”, Thatcher Blake House

 

Source:  Rockford Historical Society “Nuggets of History”, July / August 1965, Vol. 2, #5

Ghost Tours – Tinker Swiss Cottage

Ghost Tours – Tinker Swiss Cottage

Steve Litteral, Executive Director of Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens and Kathi Kresol of the Rockford Public Library discuss ghosts at the Tinker Swiss Cottage.

Ghost Tours, 2013
Ghost Tours, 2013

 

 

Source:  Rock River Times, 10/30 – 11/05/2013, Vol. 21, No. 2