State Street, Rockford, Illinois
State Street, Rockford, Illinois
A collection of postcard views depicting the business districts of East State Street and West State Street in Rockford, Illinois. The majority of views cover the era of 1900-1930.
Color graphic rendering of the News Tower with the State Street Bridge to the left and the Rock River in the foreground. On back: "No better edited newspapers can be found than those published in Rockford with their heritage of serving Rockford and…
Color photograph of the News Tower Building on the East side of the Rock River by the State Street Bridge. Notice the boat pulling a skier in front of the building. On back: "Home of the Rockford Register-Republic and the Rockford Morning Star, and…
This view depicts horses and wagons on the street, pedestrians on the sidewalks, wires strung above across the street, and signs on the left advertising Doxsee and Son and Fritz's. Doxsee and Son were located at 407 East State Street.
The News Tower, on the East Side of the Rock River, with the News building branching out on the right.
"Hess Bros. Big Store (This Peterson Building covers a quarter of a block 19000 square feet floor space), State Street, Rockford, Ill. The small building on the left is the East Side Interurban Station."
A drawing of Hess' store, East State and Third Streets, Rockford IL, between pillars that boast "Value" and "Progress." The store is touted as "Rockford's Mammoth New Department Store" with the slogan, "Trade with Hess and pay less."
The moon and clouds above State Street with the bridge connecting both East and West sides.
A sparse street scene with a few people, wagons, and buggies.
A trolley car moves down the street in the distance; a fire hydrant is on the corner (left) and a bicycle stands alone in the bottom left.
A huge "Cigars" sign on building on the left and a church spire in the far distance.
A nearly empty intersection.
Color graphic depiction of trolley cars passing in the street, pedestrians crossing the street, a wagon on the left and a man on a bicycle on the right.
A view of one side of the street with W. Woolworth Company on the corner.
Two trolley cars pass each other in the middle of the street. A man on a bicycle is in the lower right portion.
Two wagons, a buggy, and a few pedestrians on a quiet street.
A busy street scene with a trolley, buggies, bicycles, automobiles, and pedestrians. C. F. Henry's and Deming's are on the left while Moffatt's is on the right.
Buggies, bicycles, and automobiles share the street with many pedestrians on the sidewalks. Amid the many overhanging business signs, C. F. Henry's is on the right.
Color graphic depiction of the moon within clouds looking down on State Street on both sides of the bridge.
Black and White view of a wide street with trolley tracks and pedestrians on the sidewalks.
A long view of a thickly tree-lined section of the street.
A bustling daylight scene with Harvester Havana Cigars and Dentist Hayes on the right and Ashton's and C. F. Henry's on the left.
A busy street scene with a trolley car and many automobiles. Chas. V. Weise Company and Kepner's Shoes are on the right; Anger Jeweler and G. W. Mindy are on the left.
With the moon above and a trolley car in the street, signs reading "Hotel," "Cigars," and "Dentist Hayes" are on the right, and Ashton's is on the left.
View shows trolley tracks in the street and pedestrians on the sidewalk. This card is postmarked from Beloit WI on July 17.
Just before Second Street, with Cities Service Gas & Parking and the Midway Theatre, showing a George Raft movie, on the left and the Hotel Faust with its coffee shop, cocktail lounge, and Rainbo Room for dining and dancing on the right.
City Hall rises on the left while the News Tower looms in the middle distance.
From left to right: The corner Tic Toc store, Swartz Pharmacy, and Mitchell Radio Service,
Hess Brothers' Department Store is depicted with several cars on the streets below.
C. F. Henry Clothing Co. is bottom left; on the right is Allen's, W. and F. Furniture Co., and the Republic Building in the far distance across the river.
Rockford Abstract Company on the far left; C. F. Henry's in the second block.
Department store at 203 W. State Street.
Color photo of the Salad Bowl, 4321 W. State St., with four people on the lawn in front, three seated women and a man standing behind. "Dine with the Beasley's, Bill and Jessie. Home of golden fried chicken. More than 30 kinds of food on our…
Color graphic rendering of the Trust building with trolley cars in the streets.
A color graphic rendering of Hebner's, 4339 W. State Street. "Stop and see us, we are on Highway 20, one mile west of the city limits, end of Ingersoll Park."
This card is in a booklet stamped "Souvenir Letter: Views of Rockford, Ill." The Fair Grounds are intersected by roadways and a stream with a bridge.
Streetcars, buggies, and automobiles with the Riverside Cafe on the left.
This card is in a booklet stamped "Souvenir Letter: Views of Rockford, Ill." This depicts the library with its dome on top.
This card is in a booklet stamped "Souvenir Letter: Views of Rockford, Ill." This depicts the Trust building's seven impressive floors.
This card is in a booklet stamped "Souvenir Letter: Views of Rockford, Ill." The Nelson Hotel, a formidable corner building, also boasts a pharmacy, a barbershop, and a cafe beneath the awnings lower right.
This card is in a booklet stamped "Souvenir Letter: Views of Rockford, Ill." This three-story corner structure houses Ekeberg's and Fulton and Anderson Clothing, Furnishings, and Hats.
This card is in a booklet stamped "Souvenir Letter: Views of Rockford, Ill." This depicts the City Hall's three-story structure with a clock tower.
This card is in a booklet stamped "Souvenir Letter: Views of Rockford, Ill." This depicts a cigar shop and a cafeteria on the left; Deming's, C. F. Henry's, Ashton's, and Armstrong's on the right.
This card is in a booklet stamped "Souvenir Letter: Views of Rockford, Ill." This depicts the Elk's two-story structure with a US flag on the roof.
This card is in a booklet stamped "Souvenir Letter: Views of Rockford, Ill." This depicts the Post Office with its turret and two archway entrances.
This card is in a booklet stamped "Souvenir Letter: Views of Rockford, Ill." This depicts Memorial Hall with its four-columned portico.
This card is in a booklet stamped "Souvenir Letter: Views of Rockford, Ill." This depicts the Court House fronted by trees.
Credit sign on the left; the Register-Gazette on the right. Rockford Office Supply House is written on the bottom middle of the card.
Nighttime scene with a Tailor sign, Armstrong's, and C. F. Henry on the left; and Hotel signage on the right.
On the left there are signs for a Ladies' Tailors, Ashton's, and C. F. Henry in the second block; on the right are signs for a Dentist, Harvester Havana Cigars Smoke Shop, and a Hotel sign.
Building on left has signage for Acorn Stoves and F. D. Goddard Furniture.
Looking down the tracks in the middle of the street; C. F. Henry on right side.
Rockford Abstract Co. very left; overhanging C. F. Henry sign in second block.
Candy Kitchen lower left, people on the sidewalks, and bicycles lower right.
Building-high view of a few blocks to the Rock River.
With Woolworth's 5 and 10 Cent Store and Arcade & Billiards lower right.
Street scene with two blocks of buildings, streetcar, and horse and buggies.
Stand-alone structure with US flag on roof.
At Church Street intersection. "This new twenty-square-block downtown lighting area was installed at a cost of over $250,000." Osco Drug, Carson, Pirie, Scott, Rockford Dry Goods, and Busch Jewelers on the left with the Hotel Faust's red neon sign in…
From West State Street looking north on Main Street: on the left, Rockford Dry Goods Co., Kress', and the Coronado Theatre in the distance; Mason's, Doran's, and the Palace Theatre on the right.
Looking inside J. C. Peers & Son store - jewelry cases.