Faust Hotel

small fire, 12/23/2010, presumed started by workmen on exterior of building.
4th and 5th floors affected by some smoke.

photo of lobby, 1947-53, p50 Rockford 1920 and Beyond
R 977.331 J669r

photo of Viking Grill, p 50 Rockford 1920 and Beyond R 977.331 J669r
photo of Recreation Alley and The Pub, p51 Rockford 1920 and Beyond R 977.331 J669r
photo of Old Colony Room, p51 Rockford 1920 and Beyond R 977.331 J669r
photo of exterior, 1957 Rockford 1920 and Beyond R 977.331 J669r

Source: Rockford 1920 and Beyond R 977.331 J669r

 

 

 

Hotel Faust

Faust Hotel

A new $50,000 coffee shop was added in 1938

Terrace Lounge
Terrace Lounge

Photograph of Terrace Lounge, Page 49

Faust Hotel Lobby
Faust Hotel Lobby

The lobby was styled as above from 1947-1953, Page 50

The volume also contains photographs of the exterior in 1936, Page 48; the Rainbo Room in 1936, Page 48; the Coffee Shop in 1938, Page 49; the Viking Grill, Page 50; the Recreation Alley and the Pub, Page 51; the Old Colony Room, Page 51; and a photograph of the exterior in 1957.

 

Source:  “Rockford 1920 and Beyond”,  R977.331 J669R; also Rockford Morning Star, 07/30/1938