“Keep Out! Discrimination in Rockford…” – B. Leaf, 2015

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Old Rockford College Neighborhood – 2015

“MY VIEW – Old Rockford College neighborhood goes from duck-and-hide zone to the pride zone”.

Source: Rockford Register Star. March 29, 2015

Rockford Female Seminary was founded in 1847; name was changed to Rockford College in 1892.  Men were accepted as students beginning in 1955, mid-1960’s moved to East State St,

In the mid-1990’s, two groups formed Neighborhood watches.  In 2006 the groups joined forces and called themselves the Old Rockford College Historic District Neighborhood Association, known as ORCHiD.

References to Mayor Larry Morrissey, National Night Out, demolition of old Jane Addams housing complex, Venita Hervey, Tom McNamara.

Article authored by Becky Lichty, president of ORCHiD.