Source: Rockford Morning Star 8-11-1950 p.28
State Theatre, 100 block of West State St. and Capitol Theater, 1122 So. Main St.
Source: Rockford Streamlined, 1834-1941, p, 85
Source: The Rockford Sports News and Entertainment Guide, July 19, 1949
Source: Rockford Sports News; Vol. 6, No. 21, Tuesday, May 31, 1949
Source: Farm Plat Book, Winnebago County , 1957 Sponsored by Union Grange No. 811, Inc.
Source: 1928 Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
To the South of this block is West State St.
To the West is N Main ST. Palace Theatre technically front on Main St.
To The East is No. Wyman St.
To the North is Mulberry St. Hotel Mayer was on the North End of this Block.
In 2015, Subway Sandwiches are on the SE corner of this block. Palace Theater and Hotel Mayer were razed and are currently a parking lot.
Holland, Ferguson & Co., real estate, loans, abstractors of titles, located on West State St. under People’s Bank.
Source: 1880 Rockford City Directory
State St. Bridge looking west; State Theater (in photo) is at 105 W. State St.
The couple in back is Jack and Eileen Goodrich with unnamed friend, ca. 1944-47. This bridge was closed in April 1948 when an abutment collapsed. The new bridge with 6 foot cement sidewalks, was dedicated in October 1949.
Source: Photo loaned to Local History by John Goodrich, Machesney Park.