Public Buildings, Rockford, Illinois

Title

Public Buildings, Rockford, Illinois

Description

A collection of postcards depicting the Winnebago County Court House and other public buildings, such as City Hall and the Public Library, in Rockford, Illinois. The scenes span the era 1900-1977 with the majority being from the early decades of the twentieth century.

Date

1900-1977

Collection Items

Public Library, Roosevelt Day, Rockford, Ill.
Looking west across the Rock River at the library building with a paddle boat on the river nearby and throngs of people in front anticipating Theodore Roosevelt's visit, possibly in June 1903 to dedicate the Veterans Memorial Hall, seen to the right…

Public Library, Rockford, Ill. (5406)
The view is looking west from the Rock River, showing the library building on the left and Memorial Hall behind it, to the right. This card is postmarked May 20 but the year is unreadable.

(3708) Public Library, Rockford, Ill.
This postcard looks east at the library building showing the Rock River behind it.

Public Library, Rockford, Ill.
This pastel-colored rendition shows Rockford's Public Library with buildings behind it. This card is postmarked March 15, 1909.

Public Library, Rockford, Ill.
Color rendering of Rockford's Public Library located in the downtown district.

Rockford Public Library, Rockford, Illinois. R28
Black and white photograph showing the pillared front of the building with 1940s cars on the street.

Rockford Public Library.
This photograph looks directly at the library's grand facade including the front entrance and the building's dome. Pedestrians are on the sidewalk and 1950s-1960s cars are at the curb. On the back: "Beautifully situated on the west bank of the Rock…

Public Library, Rockford, Ill. - 12
Color portrait of the Rockford Public Library building sporting a columned entrance and dome.

Rockford Sanitary District
This color rendering depicts the Rockford Sanitary District, 3300 Kishwaukee, Rockford, Illinois. On the back: "Rockford, 85 miles northwest of Chicago, is the third largest city in the state. It is located in the heart of a rich agriculture and…

4  Government Building, Rockford, Ill.
Similar to postcard 94.38.446cc, this blue-tinged photograph depicts an unnamed "Government Building" with pedestrians on two sides.

Government Building, Rockford, Ill.
The etching of an unspecified "Goverment (sic) Building" is on what seems to be a thin piece of leather. Handwriting on the front indicates that it may possibly emanate from 1908.

City Hall, Rockford, Ill.
This black and white rendering is similar to postcard 85.109(I).522 with a large white border to the right bearing the title of Rockford's City Hall, built in 1907 and located at 126 S. 1st Street. On the bottom of the front of the card, the…

Rockford, Ill. City Hall
This black and white photograph depicts a view similar to postcard 85.109(I).518, showing the City Hall building, built in 1907, at 126 S. 1st Street. City Hall is at the corner of S. 1st and Walnut Streets, and this view looks east down Walnut.

Rockford, Ill. City Hall
This postcard shows the City Hall building, built in 1907 at 126 S. 1st Street, with a view looking east down tree-lined Walnut Street.

City Hall, Rockford, Ill.
This color rendering of the City Hall building, built in 1907 at 126 S. 1st Street, is postmarked January 21, 1910 and was sent to Sweden with two cents postage.

City Hall, Rockford, Ill.
This view of the City Hall building, built in 1907 at 126 S. 1st Street, is similar to that of postcard 85.109(I).522. A large white border on the right side of the card proclaims "S. A. Croon & Co. Dist. Rockford, Ill." The publisher, Suhling &…

City Hall, Rockford, Ill.
Photograph of the City Hall building, built in 1907 at 126 S. 1st Street, looking north up the block. This postcard, issued by the Curt Teich Company in Chicago, bears the number R-18542.

City Hall, Rockford, Ill.
This rendering of the City Hall building, built in 1907 at 126 S. 1st Street, features a flag flying atop its distinctive clock tower, many pedestrians on the sidewalks below, an early period automobile (right), and even a bicycle (left).

City Hall, Rockford, Ill.
Looking north up the block, the City Hall building, built in 1907 at 126 S. 1st Street, displays its clock tower prominently in this photograph.

City Hall, Rockford, Ill.
Photograph of the red brick City Hall building at 126 S. 1st Street, built in 1907, featuring the prominent clock tower and a few pedestrians on the sidewalk. A pastel flower motif borders two edges of this postcard.

[Theodore] Roosevelt at Rockford, Ill. [Courthouse], April 6, 1912.
Crowds surge in front of the court house building, up the twin, curving staircases leading to the entrance, and even in the buildings' windows to see and hear Theodore Roosevelt during his visit on April 6, 1912.

Two Boys in a Court House Crowd.
Two young boys pose for the camera in the back of a crowd facing the court house. Could this scene have taken place during Theodore Roosevelt's visit on April 6, 1912 (see postcard 81.7.8)?

Winnebago County Court House, Rockford, Illinois.
A color photograph showing the court house across West State Street. Notice the stoplight and the streetlamp over the intersection.

Court House, Rockford, Ill.
A color rendering of the impressive court house building and the surrounding tree-lined grounds. Benches face West State Street in front.

Court House, Rockford, Ill. - 56.
This rendition of the court house depicts the massive and majestic building as well as its colorful grounds. Notice the 1930s-1940s automobiles and the pedestrians' attire. For a similar view, see postcard 85.109(I).293.

Court House, Rockford, Ill.
A black and white photograph of the court house with two curving staircases, left and right, leading up to the huge arched entrance that faces West State Street.

Court House, Rockford, Ill., 4-186.
This black and white photograph looks south across West State Street with a head-on, full frontal view of the stately court house with its pillared entrance.

Court House, Rockford, Ill.
A color rendering that depicts the court house building with the wide expanse of West State Street in front. There appear to be horse and wagons, possibly buggies and people, to the left.

Court House - Rockford, Ill.
This black and white photograph shows the court house building and its grounds in the downtown district.

Winnebago County Court House, Rockford, Ill.
The court house building is seen here with verdant grounds and horse and buggies on West State Street in front.

Winnebago Co. Court House, 1844-1876.
This rendering depicts a decidedly older court house building featuring a columned entrance and with a rail fence in front and a church spire behind and to the left.

Court House, Rockford, Ill.
This color photograph shows the court house with a flagpole atop the building.

Court House, Rockford, Ill.
This grainy black and white photograph displays the court house with a couple of pedestrians strolling by on West State Street in front of the building.

Court House, Rockford, Ill.
A color photograph showing the court house with a few people on the sidewalk and West State Street shared by an early automobile (left) and a horse and buggy (right).

Winnebago County Court House, Rockford, Ill.
A beautiful color depiction of the Winnebago County Court House in Rockford's downtown district surrounded by trees. Note the early automobile parked in front on West State Street.

Rockford, Ill., Court House.
A color rendering showing the court house building and its grounds with horse and buggies on West State Street in front.

Winnebago County Court House, Rockford, Ill.
This black and white photograph is looking southwest across West State Street at the Winnebago County Court House in Rockford's downtown district.

West State Street, Looking East, Rockford, Ill.
West State Street is to the left, looking east to the Rock River, and the courthouse building is to the right.

Court House, Rockford, Ill. - 56.
The imposing courthouse with beautiful grounds bounded by West State, Elm, North Church, and North Court Streets. Note the early automobiles parked at the curb. For a similar view, see postcard 85.109(I).295.

3705, Court House, Rockford, Ill.
The impressively ornate courthouse building bordered by West State, Elm, North Church, and North Court Streets. Notice the horse and buggies in the street.
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