Main Street, Rockford, Illinois

Title

Main Street, Rockford, Illinois

Description

A collection of postcard views depicting the business districts and neighborhoods of North Main Street and South Main Street in Rockford, Illinois stretching from Whitman Street at the north, to Montague Street at the south.

Date

circa 1900-1930

Collection Items

South Main Street Looking South, Rockford, Ill.
View looking down on the street with a pool hall and E. & W.'s on the left and a hotel on the right.

Printing Office of the Theo. W. Clark Company, Rockford, Ill.
Color rendering of the building's corner structure, listed on the back as being at 311 S. Main Street.

South Main Street along River Rockford Illinois
Color photo showing an unpaved path above the banks of the Rock River.

The Brown Building - Rockford, Ill.
Black and white photograph displaying the structures' two turrets with a horse and buggy and a bicycle in front.

South Main Street looking North, Rockford, Ill.
A nighttime neon-lit street scene with Rockford Dry Goods and the Coronado Theatre on the left, and Masters Shoe Company, Busch Jewelers, and Woolworth's on the right.

Coronado Theatre - Barton Organ
Majestic view of the theater's white and gold organ. On the back: "The Grande Barton Theatre Pipe Organ (4 manuals, 17 ranks) opened the Coronado Theatre, Rockford, Illinois in 1927. Restored in 1971, it is maintained by the Land of Lincoln Theatre…

Ziock Building, Rockford, Ill.
Wonderful color rendering with an old-fashioned automobile and passengers on the street in front.

Redwood Restaurant
Front: "Serving Rockford, Illinois since 1920." Back: "Rockford's finest coffee shop and dining room located in downtown Rockford at 307 South Main St. on U. S. Route 20."

S. H. Kress & Co., Rockford, Ill.
Color rendering of the S. H. Kress & Co. store.

Illinois National Bank & Trust Co., Rockford, lll.
Side of the Illinois National Bank & Trust building prominently featuring its "Drive In Banking" facilities.

Entrance to Orpheum Theatre, Rockford, Ill.
Elegant outside view sporting an ad sign on the right dated November 9, 1908.

Orpheum Theatre, Inside Entrance, Rockford, Ill.
A view depicting the ornate interior of the Orpheum Theatre.

Lundberg Building, Rockford, Ill.
Listed on the back as the "Geo. E. Holm, Lundberg Building," at 118 N. Main Street, featuring a "Vaudeville" sign on the side as well as "Sample Shoes" and "Orpheum" overhanging signs and one reading "CAMPBELLS 4 MARVELS 4 OF THE AIR." A livery is…

Illinois National Guard Armory, Rockford, Ill. [B&W]
A slightly more side to front black and white photo of the Armory building.

Armory - Rockford, Illinois [B&W]
Black and white photograph of the Armory building with "March 7 - 47" written on the back.

Illinois National Guard Armory, Rockford, Illlinois
A "C. T. Art-Colortone" view of a Waldsmith photo of the Armory building.

Illinois National Guard Armory, Rockford, Ill.
A color graphic representation of the structure with a mailbox in front.

Park Ave., looking West from North Main St., Rockford, Ill.
Color rendering with brick church on the right.

Along Main St., Rockford, Ill. [B&W]
Black and white image with a woman in white on the sidewalk.

North Main Street, Rockford, Ill.
Color scene with a stone building in left foreground, and what appears to be possibly a brick street with thick rows of trees shading a line of homes.

North Main Street, looking North, Rockford, Ill.
A wide street vista lined with stately homes and abundant trees.

North Main Street, Rockford, Ill.
An extremely tree-lined and shady street scene.

United States Post Office, Rockford, Illinois
Black and white drawing of the building. "Gilbert A. Johnson of Peterson & Johnson Architects, Rockford, Ill., was selected as Architect by the United States Treasury Department June 17, 1931. Contracts were awarded March 31, 1932."

Post Office, Rockford, Ill.
Color graphic rendering with automobiles parked at the curbs in the streets on two sides of the building.

Post Office, Rockford, Ill.
Colorized rendering of the United States Post Office main installation in Rockford Illinois.

Post Office, Rockford, Ill.
"Erected 1933 at a cost of $750,000, this post office serves a community of over a 100,000 population. Rockford is Illinois' second industrial city and second largest machine tool center in U. S. A. Founded in 1834, this city has grown to be the…

Main Street, looking South, Rockford, Ill.
A busy street with horse and buggies/wagons and trolley cars with A. R. Matts Shoes and Clothier on the left.

Main Street, south of State Street, Rockford, Ill.
A bustling daylight street scene with people, cars, and a trolley car.

Scene on North Main Street, Rockford, Ill.
Elevated street view with the river in the distance.

Main Street, Rockford, Ill.
With the Economy Store ("Clothing, Shoes, Furnishings, Ladies-Ready-To-Wear") and the Hotel Illinois on the left.

View on S. Main St., Rockford, Ill.
With Connecticut Insurance Co. building towards the right.

S. Main St. north from Morgan St., Rockford, Ill.
Color graphic rendering of street lined with trees and telephone poles.

Mead Building, Rockford, Ill.
"Issued monthly by D. R. Mead & Co., Rockford, Ill. Largest House Furnishers in Northern Illinois."

Main Street, looking North from Nelson House, Rockford, Ill.
With a plumbing sign and A. R. Matts Shoes and Clothier on the left and a "Lunch" sign on the right.

South Main St. looking North, Rockford, Ill.
With office supplies sign on the left; The E. & W., the Walk Pool hall, and Scher Tailors on the right.

At the corner of State & Main Sts., Rockford, Ill.
With horse and buggies/wagons and a trolley in the street, C. F. Henry Clothing Co. is on the left and Rockford National Bank, with its "clock" sign, is on the right.

South Main Street.  Rockford, Ill.
Depicting the New York Life Building with Knapp, Barnes & Co. Loans & Real Estate.

Main St. at Night, Rockford, Ill.
A color graphic rendering by night with moonlight and street lamps.

Main Street - Rockford, Ill.
Black and white street scene with people and a bicyclist crossing the street. The New York Life Building is on the left.

Main Street, South, Rockford, Ill.
A bustling daylight street scene with people, cars, and a trolley car.

S. Main St. looking South, Rockford, Ill.
T. J. Mannix Meat and a hotel on the right.

Main Street, North from Peach Street, Rockford, Ill.
Stately homes on a tree-lined street with automobiles parked at the curbs.

Main Street, South of State Street, by Night, Rockford, Ill.
Color graphic rendering with moonlit clouds and street lamps illuminating the nightlife with pedestrians on the sidewalks and cars on the street.

North Main Street, looking South, Rockford, Ill.
On the left: Johnson & Johnson, Drugs & Soda, Robert L. Beatson Kuppenheimer Good Clothes, Legal Loan Co., Madelon Beauty Salon, the Palace Orpheum Cinema Vaudeville & Photoplays featuring "A Thief in the Dark"; Schrom's on the right.

Main St. Looking North, Showing Ashton's and Trust Bldg., Rockford, Ill.
View down the street with an automobile and pedestrians on the right.

Mead Building, Rockford, Ill.
Colorized photo of the corner brick building.

U.S. Post Office - Rockford, Illinois
The imposing edifice emblazoned with "United States Post Office," with its ten-columned front and US flag atop.

Coronado Theatre
Exterior of the Coronado Theatre; marquee reads "Jane Withers 'Ginger' O P Heggie
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