City of Rockford Community Development, 1964-2002

Title

City of Rockford Community Development, 1964-2002

Description

Slide views documenting the changes in the City of Rockford's residential neighborhoods, commercial districts, and community resources between 1960 and 1990. The collection was produced by staff of the City of Rockford Community Deveklopment Department.

Creator

Virginia Gregory, Community Development Department, City of Rockford, Illinois

Date

1960-1990

Collection Items

Bloom School
A road in the foreground with Bloom School in the background. There is a slide and jungle gym.

Church and Mulberry Streets
The corner of Church and Mulberry Streets under construction. The back of the Talcott Building is visible in the background.

Industry south of Downtown
Factories on the west bank of the Rock River, south of downtown, in May 1987.

Beauty Academy
Beauty Academy at the northeast corner of 5th Street and 1st Avenue.

Wee Care Day Care
Sign for Wee Care Daycare, 1421 East State Street, in September 1977.

Wee Care Day Care
Wee Care Daycare, 1421 East State Street, in August 1977. Playground equipment and big wheel tricycles are visible.

Rockford College Library
Rockford College Library

Rockford College Clark Arts Building
Rockford College Clark Arts building.

Rockford College Chapel
Rockford College chapel in June 1969.

Rock Valley College Student Center
Rock Valley College Student Center interior

Rock Valley College Library
Rock Valley College Library interior

Rock Valley College Campus
Rock Valley College campus scene

Rock Valley College
Rock Valley College building.

Rock Valley College Building 2
Rock Valley College Classroom Building No. 2

Rock Valley College Early Building
Rock Valley College building. A woman and a stroller are visible in the foreground.

Rock Valley College Early Building
Rock Valley College classroom building in August 1978.

Rock Valley College Under Construction
Aerial photo of Rock Valley College campus under construction in May 1969.

Eisenhower Middle School
Eisenhower Middle School

St. James School
St. James School secondary building and school bus in August 1977.

St. James School
St. James School in August 1977.

St. James School
St. James School main entrance in August 1977.

St. Bernadette School
St. Bernadette School in August 1977.

Vocational Technical School
Vocational Technical School under construction on Samuelson Road, next to Jefferson High School. February 1978.

West High School
West High School in August 1977.

West High School
West High School front entrance in August 1977.

Jefferson High School
Jefferson High School, under construction in February 1978.

East High School
Rear of East High School in September 1976.

Auburn High School
The campus of Auburn High School, taken from the Southwest corner of Pierpont Avenue and Auburn Street, looking southwest in October 1975.

Auburn High School and Wilson Junior High
The campus of Auburn High School and Wilson Junior High School from a distance.

Charles Street and 11th Street
Charles Street looking west from 11th Street.

Winnebago County Courthouse
The Winnebago County Courthouse, 400 West State Street, in August 1979.

Zeke Giorgi Building
The Zeke Giorgi State of Illinois Building, 200 South Wyman Street, in November 1993.

Zeke Giorgi Building
The Zeke Giorgi State of Illinois Building, 200 South Wyman Street, in November 1993.

Zeke Giorgi Building
The Zeke Giorgi State of Illinois Building, 200 South Wyman Street, in November 1993.

Montague Branch Detail, Rockford Public Library
Architectural detail of the Montague Branch of Rockford Public Library at 1238 South Winnebago Street in April 1976.

Montague Branch Detail, Rockford Public Library
Architectural detail of the Montague Branch of Rockford Public Library at 1238 South Winnebago Street in April 1976.

Montague Branch Detail, Rockford Public Library
Architectural detail of the Montague Branch of Rockford Public Library at 1238 South Winnebago Street in April 1976.

Montague Branch Detail, Rockford Public Library
Architectural detail of the Montague Branch of Rockford Public Library at 1238 South Winnebago Street in September 1976.

Rear of Montague Branch, Rockford Public Library
The rear view of the Montague Branch of Rockford Public Library at 1238 South Winnebago Street in June 1976.

Montague Branch, Rockford Public Library
The Montague Branch of Rockford Public Library at 1238 South Winnebago Street in April 1976.

Montague Branch, Rockford Public Library
The Montague Branch of Rockford Public Library at 1238 South Winnebago Street in April 1976.

Montague Branch, Rockford Public Library
The Montague Branch of Rockford Public Library at 1238 South Winnebago Street in September 1976.

Montague Branch, Rockford Public Library
The Montague Branch of Rockford Public Library at 1238 South Winnebago Street in June 1979.

Highland Branch, Rockford Public Library
The Highland Branch of Rockford Public Library at 107 St. Louis Avenue in August 1977. A bicycle rack is out front.

Cherry Valley Fire Station
Fire Station at 4404 Newburg Road in February 1978.

Rockford Fire Station #6 and the Training Academy
Rockford Fire Station #6 and the Wayne E. Swanson Training Academy at 3329 West State Street in November 1978.

Rockford Fire Station #5
Old Rockford Fire Station #5 at 1528 18th Avenue in May 1977.

Rockford Fire Station #2
Rockford Fire Station #2 at 204 South 1st Street in November 1976.

Rockford Fire Station #6
Old Rockford Fire Station #6 at 1624 Elm Street in November 1976. A 1776 American flag flies on the front in recognition of the bicentennial of the United States.

Rockford Fire Station #4
Old Rockford Fire Station #4 at 1115 6th Avenue in November 1976.

Rockford Fire Station #3
Signage for Rockford Fire Station #3 at 1520 South Main Street. September 1976.

Rockford City Hall Entrance
Front entrance of Rockford City Hall, 425 East State Street .

Rockford City Hall at Night
Rockford City Hall, 425 East State Street, at night in June 1969.

Rockford City Hall
Rockford City Hall, 425 East State Street.

Demolition of 206 South Main Street
Demolition of the Empire Building, 206 South Main Street, for construction of the Rockford Metro Centre. September 1978.

211 West State Street
Building at 211 West State Street on the northeast corner of State and Main Streets.

416 East State Street
Front of 416 East State Street before the removal of metal siding in October 1997.

Zant Office Supply
Zant Office Supply at 402 East State Street on the northeast corner of State and 1st Streets in December 1997.

Rockford City Hall
Rockford City Hall, 425 East State Street, and an addition built in early 1990s. The building in background is the bank at 401 East State Street. November 1993.

Winnebago County Courthouse
Winnebago County Courthouse at 400 West State Street. November 1984.
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