“Rockford Gas, Light Firm Fathered Utility” – 1962 article

 October 12, 1923

Source:  Rockford Morning Star and Rockford Register-Republic “Century Plus 10” Special Edition, March 1962

 

 

Source:  Rockford Morning Star and Rockford Register-Republic “Century Plus 10” Special Edition, March 1962

Main Street West Side (north) 400 Block

n e c North & Main  Beattie, John; Beattie, Alex. [203 North St.]

n w c Main & North  Sanford, R. A. [402]; Gaylord, Miss Julia

e s n of North  Checksfield, Thos.

e s n of North  Coleman, Chas.

e s n of North  Dickerman, W. A. [415]

e s n of North  Edwards, John; Edwards, Albert C.; Edwards, J. H. [421]

e s n of North  McKinney, Mrs. Mary, boards

e s n of North  Maloney, John

e s n of North Preston, Simon M.

e s n of North  Reeves J.,Reeves James W.

e s n of North  Rudd, G.W.

e s n of North  Sanford, G. A.[407]

e s n of North  Savery, H. H.

e s n of North  Smith, Melancthon

e s n of North  Squire, Danl.; Squire, Mrs. Mary

e s n of North  Tamling, Hervey

e s n of North  Wright, Miss Lizzie

e s opposite Fisher  Coleman, John S.; Coleman John

e s b North & Fisher  Hambright, G. F.; Hambright, Fred.

w s b North & Fisher  Clark, Rev. Anson

w s b North & Fisher  Clemens, S. A. [428]

w s b North & Fisher  Lowry, A. G.

w s b North & Fisher  Moulthrop, L.; Moulthrop, Mrs. M.

w s b North & Fisher  Searle, Geo.

w s n of North  Dewey, S. J.

n w c Main & Fisher  Blakeman, Benj. [450]

Main St., North, 706

Donovan, John, painter, E.T. & Co., res 706 N Main Donovan, Miss Nellie, res 706 N Main Donovan, Mrs. Julia, res 706 N Main

Source: 1889-1890 City Directory

former home of W.A. Dickerman

Source: Rockfordiana – Historic Houses and Landmarks – 1

W.F. Woodruff

Source: 1925 City Directory

706 North Main St.

Woodruff Home
Source: Rockford 1912 p. 37 917.331 R682r

706 North Main St.

Source: Rockford  [1893] 917.733 R59

Snow, Mrs Jane M, res 706 N Main

Source: 1899 City Directory

706 North Main St.

Source: 1902 Rockford Illinois p. 43
Stepping Stones

street view circa 2008

Source: www.googlemaps.com

Rockford Female Seminary – 1876

Rockford Female Seminary Sm

which later became Rockford College then Rockford University

The Rockford Female Seminary originated in connection with Beloit College, and its founders designed to make liberal provisions for the thorough collegiate education of young women.

Board of trustees: Rev. Joseph Emerson, Beloit, Wisconsin, pres.; Rev. Wm S Curtis, D.D., Rockford, vice-pres.; Rev. Frank P. Woodbury, Rockford, secy., Thomas D. Robertson, Esq., Rockford, treas., W.A. Dickerman, Esq. Genl Agent.

Source:  Brainerd’s Rockford City Directory for 1876, pp 24-25.