Houses, Rockford, Illinois

Title

Houses, Rockford, Illinois

Subject

Images of Rockford homes both interiors and exteriors.

Publisher

Midway Village Museum

Date

1880-1965

Collection Items

Corner of State and Charles Streets
The corner of State and Charles Streets. Interurban railway tracks are prominent in the center of the street.

Residential Neighborhood
Row houses or houses built very close together in a residential neighborhood. The house in the foreground has laundry on the line drying at the left in the back yard area.

Ralph Emerson Residence
Ralph Emerson residence at night, located at 427 North Church Street.

A Residential Neighborhood
A residential neighborhood located northeast of the Glucose Sugar Refining Company on Seminary Street at the CB&Q railroad tracks.

Crotty Family Residence
The William Crotty family residence at 727 East State Street. William and his wife Frances M. were living at 727 East State Street by 1894. William worked in real estate in Rockford. In 1899 he died in a traffic accident leaving Frances with 8…

Harlem Boulevard
A view of homes on Harlem Boulevard from the North End Bridge, near Auburn Street, on the Rock River.

Residence of Mayor Charles E. Jackson
The home of Charles E. and Nellie Jackson. He was elected mayor of Rockford Illinois in 1903 and served two, two-year terms until 1907. The home was located at 938 North Second Street. The home was built about 1909. Charles lived there until his…

Woodruff Avenue
Residence located at 1514 Woodruff Avenue.

Guard Street
Rock River at the foot of Guard Street.

Shoudy Residence
The Fred G. and Louise Shoudy home at 1003 North Second Street. The address was listed in the 1917 City Directory as a farm at North Second Street near Sinnissippi Park. Fred and Louise Shoudy owned three 10-acre lots along the Rock River. About…

Mulberry Street Homes
Residential homes along Mulberry Street looking east from Avon Street. Interurban railway tracks are prominent in the middle of the street.

East State Street Homes
Residential homes on East State Street looking west.

Ralph Emerson Residence
Ralph Emerson residence at 427 North Church Street, Rockford, Illinois

Craftsman Architectural Style
Residence of Charles E. and Nellie Jackson at 938 North Second Street and Arthur E. and Jessie Aldrich at 918 North Second Street in Rockford Illinois.

South Third Street
307 South Third Street. Built in 1878, the home featured a wrap around porch and decorative trim.

Three Homes on National Avenue
Residences located on National Avenue.

National Avenue
Residences located on National Avenue.

Ziock Flats
Ziock Flats looking north on North Court Street from Mulberry Street. The Flats consist of six double residential homes within walking distance to the business section of Rockford, Illinois. Construction of these homes began in 1903.

Ziock Terrace
Ziock Terrace looking south on North Court Street from Peach Street (Peach Street would later be renamed Jefferson Street). William Ziock was awarded the contract to build six residential double houses in 1903. Architect W. R. Keyt arranged the ten…

Ziock Terrace
Ziock block looking south on North Winnebago Street from Peach Street. (Peach Street would later be renamed Jefferson Street) Construction for six double houses began in 1903. Each house offered the modern conveniences of the time including plumbing,…

Windsor Apartment Building
Windsor Apartment Building located at 902-910 North Main Street on the northwest corner of Whitman Street. It was built in 1916 by Sherman B. Letts and George W. Bennett. The brick building is the Arts and Crafts architectural style which focuses on…

Private Homes Connect to Community
North Church Street as seen from Haskell Park in Rockford Illinois. Interurban tracks in the street provide a connection to the rest of the city and surrounding region.

North Church Street
North Church Street in Rockford, Illinois. Interurban tracks indicate city wide transportation in residential neighborhoods.

Fitch and Forbes Residences on North Main Street
Dr. William and Katherine Fitch's home at 849 North Main Street and George O. and Elizabeth Forbes home at 841 North Main Street.

American Arts and Crafts
The residence of Christian F. Henry, owner of C.F. Henry's Clothing Company (1902-1917) in Rockford, Illinois. The home, located at 112 Glen Road, was designed by architect Lawrence Buck, commissioned and built by C. F. Henry in about 1906. Lawrence…

Southeast Rockford
A view of the southeast side of Rockford. The houses are simple frame architecture with cross gable roofs.

Italianate Architecture
Home of Colonel Thomas G. Lawler (1844-1908), located at 218 Kishwaukee Street. The architectural style of the home is Italianate. It is characterized by the flat roof with overhanging eaves, row of decorative brackets under the roof line, tall and…

William Black Family
William (Bill) Black poses with his daughter, Gwen (Black) Holcroft, and Carole Jean Willis, a cousin, at 1210 Seventh Avenue.

Hitching up the Horse
The house at 1210 Seventh Avenue. A hitching post for tying up a horse and buggy stands at the curb.

A Modern Home
The house at 1210 Seventh Avenue. A TV antenna is on the roof at left. A van is parked in front of the detached garage.

Seventh Avenue
The house at 1210 Seventh Avenue.

Home of Adeline and Ralph Emerson, Sr.
The home of Adeline and Ralph Emerson, Sr. located at 427 North Church Street. The house was built in 1855 by Ralph's cousin, Reverend Joseph Emerson, and purchased by Ralph in 1858. The original modest home was expanded over time to accommodate…

Hobo Jungle
"In Hobo Jungle Cross Tracks from Baker Place." A hobo jungle is a temporary encampment usually located close to railroad tracks where hobos congregate and wait for another train.

Seventh Avenue Homes
Seventh Avenue residential houses. In 1910, Seventh Avenue was a dirt road. The main transportation was horse-drawn wagons and buggies. This block of houses may be new construction.

Holmstrom Home
855 North First Street, Rockford, Illinois. Pictured from left to right: John T. Holmstrom, 6 years old with bicycle; John Gustafson, a neighbor from across the street holding a dog; Mrs. John Gustafson, seated; Elin Rosalia Holmstrom, 4 years old…

Spafford House
Amos Catlin Spafford House at 501 North Prospect Street.

Window Shutters
The home of Howard and Phyllis Monson at 2023 Fifteenth Avenue. Shutters at the side windows add a decorative element to a simple architectural style.

A Technology Upgrade
The home of Howard and Phyllis Monson at 2023 Fifteenth Avenue. The side windows have shutters and new vents have been added to the roof.

Home Remodel
The home of Howard and Phyllis Monson at 2023 Fifteenth Avenue. The windows on the front porch have been changed to a double sash type and the siding in front has been replaced with a more decorative brick.

The Monson Home
The home of Howard and Phyllis Monson at 2023 Fifteenth Avenue.

A Fifteenth Avenue Home
The home of Howard and Phyllis Monson at 2023 Fifteenth Avenue.

The Monson Family Garage
A car is parked in the driveway in front of the garage of Howard and Phylis Monson's home at 2023 Fifteenth Avenue. The back door of the house is facing the garage.

Blackout Covers at the Monson Home
The back door of Howard and Phyllis Monson's home at 2023 Fifteenth Avenue. The windows at the side of the house are covered with dark panels that are clipped to the window frame at the top. These are possibly blackout shielding. During World War II,…

Blackout Covers
The home of Howard and Phyllis Monson at 2023 Fifteenth Avenue. There are dark coverings on all of the windows of the house. It is possible that these are blackout drapes. As an industrial city during World War II, Rockford, Illinois was a target for…

A Winter Scene
The home of Howard and Phyllis Monson at 2023 Fifteenth Avenue in winter.

A Garage; The Residential Outbuilding
The home of Howard and Phyllis Monson at 2023 Fifteenth Avenue. A young girl is posing with a bicycle near a garage. The windows have heavy coverings.

A Family Home
The home of Howard and Phyllis Monson at 2023 Fifteenth Avenue. A child is posing in front of the house.

Monson Family Home
A young woman standing at the back door of Howard and Phyllis Monson's house at 2023 Fifteenth Avenue. The trellis provides some privacy shielding for the back entrance into the home. The metal box attached to the house wall near the back door is…

Monson Family Home
An elderly woman is holding a child near the steps to the front porch of the house at 2023 Fifteenth Avenue. This is Howard and Phyllis Monson's home.

Ornamental Concrete Block
The home of Howard and Phyllis Monson at 2023 Fifteenth Avenue.

Back Door Trellis
The back door of Howard and Phyllis Monson's home at 2023 Fifteenth Avenue. Ornamental concrete block was used for the entire foundation. The trellis at the back door offers a decorative element.

Monson Family Home
The home of Howard and Phyllis Monson at 2023 Fifteenth Avenue. The foundation is ornamental concrete block which was a popular building material 1890s - 1930s. It was cheaper and easier to use than stone.

Housing Demands
2023 15th Avenue (Howard A. and Phyllis Monson's house) and neighboring houses. In the 1940s, there was a demand for housing and a lot of shortages in various building materials. Communities had to be created to offer housing solutions. Using the…

Enclosed Porch
Home of Howard A. and Phyllis Monson at 2023 Fifteenth Avenue. Howard and Phyliis moved into the home in 1942.

Bengt Nelson Farm
Bengt Nelson Farm possibly located at 2107 East State Street. Myrtle (born in 1899) is at the left with five children standing at right.

Emil Johnson's Home
Emil and Martha Johnson's house at 1636 Thirteenth Avenue in 1955. It is the first and only home they purchased.

Johnson Family Home
The house Emil and Martha Johnson owned at 1636 Thirteenth Avenue. There is a service flag for their son George in the lower left hand window.

Emil Johnson Family Home
George Johnson as an adolescent in front of his parent's, Emil and Martha Johnson, rented house on 1412 Parmele Street in Rockford. The house has a mansard roof with a large dormer at the center.

Craftsman Architecture
George Johnson, son of Emil and Martha Johnson, in his blue Navy uniform with a neighbor's house behind him on Parmele Street. The house has a cross gable roof and a front porch that wraps around the side. The porch columns are similar to the…

George Johnson
George Johnson as a child, standing in a yard on the corner of Eighteenth Street and Broadway in Rockford. The houses on the block in the background appear to be Craftsman architectural style.
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