Main St., North, 849

Dr. William H. Fitch, wife Katherine, physician and surgeon, office 304-305 Masonic Temple res. 849 N. Main

Source: 1909 Rockford City Directory

built 1904, Georgian architecture home of late Dr. W.H. Fitch purchased by Lloyd Thomas, WROK manager house fronts on Rock River. Original property of W.T. Robertson. Arthur Hoyne, Chicago architect drew plans for building.

Source: Rockford Register Republic 10/12/1939

1950-1960 resident: Police Sgt. Carl Hartje.

“yielding to the new Whitman St. Bridge”

W.H. Fitch House, 1903 (surgeon, died 1920)

849 N. Main St.

Dr. Fitch’s house, 849 N. Main St. house destroyed to make way for bridge entry

Rockford VFW owned for 3 1/2 years 1946-1950

res. 1939-1938 Dr. Maude Stowall

Source: Rockford Register Republic 4/11/1960 & Rockfordiana: Historic House 2
 

 

Rockford Hospital Association

12/5/1882 Rockford Hospital Association is formed.

Source: www.virtualrockford.com/history-of-rockford-illinois.asp

org. by W.A. Talcott + Dr. W.H. Fitch. Judge Wm. Brown 1st President Mrs. S.B. Wilkins, V-P for 1st year Wm. A. Talcott, Sec-Treas 1st year

Source: Rockford Daily Register Gazette 1/1/1891

Rockford Hospital

Began 1885 see also Fitch, Dr. W.H. City’s first private hospital. Corner of So. Court and Chestnut St.

Source: Rockford Big Town/Little City 977.331 C973r

Under ownership of the Rockford Hospital Association, 262 individuals in Rockford Hospital Associations 1887 – larger building needed. March of 1888 second building was dedicated at a cost of $15,000. Second building accommodated 30 beds 2nd building 3 story brick, connected by hall to old building original building living rooms for matron and nurses after 3/1888. Elevator donated in March 1988 by Horatio Stone cost of $1500. First operating room funded by Mrs. Ralph Emerson donation after son’s death run on subscriptions and collections. The original nurses: Lizzie Glenn, Melanie Caillat, Sofie Carlson, Myrtle Miles, Elizabeth Edstrom, Mrs. Johanna St. Clair, Louisa Ray and E. Tillich

Source: Rockfordiana Hospitals – Rockford Memorial – 1 & Rockford Daily Register Gazette 1/1/1891

1904 – new hospital on site of original hospital 1903 building cost $50,000 aka “City Hospital”

Source: Rockford Morning Star 7/15/28

City Hospital

Source: 1902 Rockford Illinois Press of Horner Printing Co. Some Half-Tones of the Forest City in Fotografs
by O.H. Wheat, Church St., Rockford, Illinois small 5 x 7″ booklet

City Hospital

Source: photo, p 24 Rockford 1917 R 917.7331 R682r 1917  507 Chestnut St.

Rockford Hospital Nurses Home

Source: Rockford Hospital Nurses Home p 24 Rockford 1917 R 917.7331 R 682r 1917