State Street, Rockford, Illinois

Title

State Street, Rockford, Illinois

Description

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.

Date

1900-1990

Collection Items

News Tower, East State Street at the Rock River, Rockford, Illinois
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…

News Tower, Rockford, Illinois
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…

400 Block of East State Street, Rockford, Ill.
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.

Untitled [Rockford News Tower]
The News Tower, on the East Side of the Rock River, with the News building branching out on the right.

Hess Bros. Big Store
"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."

Hess Bros. & Co.
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."

Night View of State Street, looking East.
The moon and clouds above State Street with the bridge connecting both East and West sides.

East State Street, Rockford, Ill.
A sparse street scene with a few people, wagons, and buggies.

E. State St., Looking West Across Bridge to West State St., Rockford, Ill.
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.

East State Street, Looking East from South Madison St., Rockford, Ill.
A huge "Cigars" sign on building on the left and a church spire in the far distance.

North First Street from State, Rockford, Ill.
A nearly empty intersection.

State Street Looking West, East Side, Rockford, Ill.
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.

East State Street, Rockford, Ill.
A view of one side of the street with W. Woolworth Company on the corner.

State Street, looking west, East side - Rockford, Ill.
Two trolley cars pass each other in the middle of the street. A man on a bicycle is in the lower right portion.

Rockford, Ill, East State Street
Two wagons, a buggy, and a few pedestrians on a quiet street.

State Street, looking East, Rockford, Ill.
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.

State St., West of Wyman St., Rockford, Ill.
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.

State Street at Night, looking East, Rockford, Ill.
Color graphic depiction of the moon within clouds looking down on State Street on both sides of the bridge.

State Street - Rockford, Ill.
Black and White view of a wide street with trolley tracks and pedestrians on the sidewalks.

East State Street, Rockford, Ill.
A long view of a thickly tree-lined section of the street.

State Street, east of Main Street, Rockford, Ill.
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.

State Street, looking West, Rockford, Ill.
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.

State St., East of Main St., at Night, Rockford, Ill.
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.

State Street - Rockford, Ill.
View shows trolley tracks in the street and pedestrians on the sidewalk. This card is postmarked from Beloit WI on July 17.

E. State St. looking West, Rockford, Ill.
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.

E. State St. - Rockford, Ill.
City Hall rises on the left while the News Tower looms in the middle distance.

State St. and Johnston Ave., Rockford, Ill.
From left to right: The corner Tic Toc store, Swartz Pharmacy, and Mitchell Radio Service,

No. 23 Hess Bros. Dept. Store, Rockford, Ill.
Hess Brothers' Department Store is depicted with several cars on the streets below.

Heart of Business District, W. State St. looking East, Rockford, Ill.
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, Ill.  West State St., looking East.
Rockford Abstract Company on the far left; C. F. Henry's in the second block.

Wortham's, outfitters to women.
Department store at 203 W. State Street.

The Salad Bowl.
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…

Rockford Trust Building, Rockford, Ill.
Color graphic rendering of the Trust building with trolley cars in the streets.

Hebner's Gift Shop
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."

General View of Fair Grounds 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.

View West State Street
Streetcars, buggies, and automobiles with the Riverside Cafe on the left.

Library
This card is in a booklet stamped "Souvenir Letter: Views of Rockford, Ill." This depicts the library with its dome on top.

Rockford Trust Building
This card is in a booklet stamped "Souvenir Letter: Views of Rockford, Ill." This depicts the Trust building's seven impressive floors.

Nelson Hotel
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.

Lundberg Building
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.

City Hall
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.

West State Street - Looking West
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.

Rockford Elks' New Club House
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.

Post Office
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.

G. A. R. Memorial Hall
This card is in a booklet stamped "Souvenir Letter: Views of Rockford, Ill." This depicts Memorial Hall with its four-columned portico.

Winnebago County Court House
This card is in a booklet stamped "Souvenir Letter: Views of Rockford, Ill." This depicts the Court House fronted by trees.

West State Street, Rockford, Ill.
Credit sign on the left; the Register-Gazette on the right. Rockford Office Supply House is written on the bottom middle of the card.

West State Street - Looking East, Rockford, Ill.
Nighttime scene with a Tailor sign, Armstrong's, and C. F. Henry on the left; and Hotel signage on the right.

W. State St., Rockford, Ill.
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.

West State St., Looking West from N. Court St., Rockford, Ill.
Building on left has signage for Acorn Stoves and F. D. Goddard Furniture.

West State Street, Rockford, Ill.
Looking down the tracks in the middle of the street; C. F. Henry on right side.

West State Street, Rockford, Ill.
Rockford Abstract Co. very left; overhanging C. F. Henry sign in second block.

Rockford, Ill., Trust Building
Candy Kitchen lower left, people on the sidewalks, and bicycles lower right.

West State Street, Looking East from Court House, Rockford, Ill.
Building-high view of a few blocks to the Rock River.

Talcott Bldg., Rockford, Ill.
With Woolworth's 5 and 10 Cent Store and Arcade & Billiards lower right.

West State Street, Rockford, Ill.
Street scene with two blocks of buildings, streetcar, and horse and buggies.

Trust Building, Rockford, Ill.
Stand-alone structure with US flag on roof.

West State Street, Looking East, Rockford, Illinois
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…

Corner State and Main, "Rockford Hub", Rockford, Illinois.
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.

J. C. Peers & Son, Jewelers and Opticians, 204 West State Street, Rockford, Illinois.
Looking inside J. C. Peers & Son store - jewelry cases.
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