Downtown District, Rockford, Illinois
Downtown District, Rockford, Illinois
A collection of postcards depicting the downtown section of Rockford, Illinois west of the Rock River. The majority of scenes cover the era of 1905 - 1915.
View looking down on West State Street with the Rock River in the distance and the Court House to the right.
View of West State Street across the State Street Bridge crossing the Rock River. The Register-Gazette Building is on the right.
The orange "Symbol" sculpture on the downtown pedestrian mall. On back: "Downtown Mall Rockford, Illinois. This Sculpture, 'Symbol,' is the work of Alexander Liberman, internationally known artist, and is the project of the Rockford Council for the…
Depicts East Side (lower portion) and West Side (upper portion) divided by the Rock River, crossed by three bridges in this scene. Faust Hotel is wedge-shaped brick building lower right and the Metro Center is red building with white roof upper left.…
A crescent moon shines on a boat in the Rock River while people watch from shore. There is a cannon on the right.
Huge, beautiful home to the right with trees and landscaped grounds in front.
The stone bridge is to the left and Fair Grounds Park spreads out to the right.
Tinker Swiss Cottage on the right with the Illinois Central Railway Station in the distance at left.
Tinker Swiss Cottage with its lighted windows and its lagoon below.
Depicts the fields, trees, and the moon shining down on the Rock River.
View looking up the street's trolley tracks with lighted buildings on both sides, pedestrians, buggies, and bicyclists.
Image of lighted buildings at night with a moon casting its glow on the Rock River.
Library building with its dome and US flag on the roof with lighted windows and streetlamps.
Color depiction of this light-stoned corner building. This card is postmarked April 27, 1911.
Depicts dining tables "inside of main entrance and staircase to private banquet room." Also on front: "Air Conditioned for your comfort." On back: "Connoisseurs of good food. Come to Mandarin Garden where Rockford's Choicest Chinese and American…
Color graphic rendering of aerial view of the city's building tops showing many areas of trees that gave the region its moniker of the "Forest City."
Black and White depiction of Rockford's downtown areas with the Rock River in the middle. This card is postmarked January 9, 1905.
Aerial color view of buildings on both East and West sides of the Rock River.
Black and White depiction of buildings with the Rock River in the center. This card is postmarked November 27, 1907
View of building tops with the Rock River in the middle distance and the other side of the river at the top. This card seems to be postmarked either June or July of 1916.
Looking across the Rock River at Rockford Wholesale Grocery Company, E. S. Gregory, Uneeda Biscuit, and Red Line Transfer-Storage. A boat is at the bank in front of this row of buildings.
Color drawing of rustic buildings and horses and wagons on a dirt street. This card is postmarked from Eagle River WI on March 5, 1968.
Colorful depiction of West Side buildings across the Rock River with tree tops in view lower left.
Several churches and their towers and spires rise amid the city's buildings in this view. This card is postmarked from Barrington IL on July 13, 1907.
Black and White photo of manufacturing buildings on both sides of the Rock River boasting several large smokestacks and railroad tracks far right. What looks to be Ward Pump Company is in the middle foreground.
Black and White depiction of buildings across the Rock River, with two large smokestacks in view and a bridge far left. This card is postmarked July 13, 1916.
Aerial view of Rockford's buildings on both sides of the Rock River. Two of the city's bridges are in the scene.
A graphic rendering with a moon peeking through clouds to illuminate the city's buildings on both sides of the Rock River.
A view looking North showing the Downtown district on the left, with three bridges spanning the Rock River. On back: "Rockford is the seat of Winnebago County. It is the second largest producer of machine tools in the nation. Founded in 1834,…
A view looking North showing the Downtown district on the left, with three bridges spanning the Rock River.
A view depicting four motor bridges and one railroad bridge (very bottom) across the Rock River.
This view is as seen from the Amerock Building. The Lorden Storage building is in the lower, mid-right foreground and the News Tower is across the Rock River to the right in the middle distance.
With the Rock River beyond the buildings and horse and buggies in the street.
Looking up the street, with pedestrians on both sides and a trolley in the street. Dunn Drug Co. is on the left and Elisha L. Thayer and Brother, Wortham's, Deming's, and C.F. Henry's are on the right.
The Majestic Theatre is pictured with the Knight Building to the left with an overhanging "Cleaners and Dyers" sign. Several women are seen walking on the sidewalk. There is an indiscernible postmark.
Buildings on the right from near to far are Worsham's, Deming's, Kepner's Shoes - with a US flag on its roof, Ashton's, and Armstrong Clothes.
View across Rock River from the News Tower showing the C.T.U. Building on the West side bank, a boat in the river, and cars on the State Street bridge.