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Bill of sale to C.I. Horsman, from S.W. Stanley, dealer in coal and wood, Main Street, West Rockford.

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Bill of sale to C.I. Horsman from Israel Sovereign, dealer in hardware, 228 Main Street, West Rockford.

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Bill of sale to C.I. Horsman from J.W. Stanley, Dealer in Coal and Wood, Railroad Crossing on Main Street, West Rockford.

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Bill to C.I. Horsman from Hall and Coad, Carriage Builders, 113-115 Main Street, West Rockford. Bill for buggy work.

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Bill of sale to C.I. Horsman from Stanley and Gault, Dealers in Coal and Wood, Railroad Crossing on Main Street in West Rockford.

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Bill of sale to C.I. Horsman from W.G. King on Main Street in West Rockford, for groceries.

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Bill of sale to C.I. Horsman from John R. Porter, druggist and apothecary. Corner of State and Main Streets, West side.

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Rental agreement for store at State and Main Streets to J.B. Porter.

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Security Fire Insurance policy, New York, for C.I. Horsman's building on the south side of State Street between Main Street and Church Street.

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Aetna insurance policy on merchandise of C.I. Horsman-- dry goods, silk and fancy goods-- at his store at State and Main in the Horsman Block. Dickerman Hathaway is the insurance agent.

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

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Corner of State and Main, part of the Northeast State and Main Historic District. Visible are Busch Jewelers, Lindstrom Travel, and Wig World.

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Beginning construction of the Downtown Pedestrian Mall. Photo taken at State and Main Streets in September 1974. Duncan James Men's Wear, at 115 South Main, is in the background.

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Groundbreaking for the Downtown Pedestrian Mall at State and Main Streets in September 1974. Duncan James Men's Wear, at 115 South Main, is in the background.

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Restaurant, The Main Event, on the ground level of the municipal parking deck at State and Main under construction November 1986

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Municipal parking deck at State and Main under construction. The tall building in the background is the Luther Center at 111 West State Street in November 1984.

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The Rockford Store building at 301 West State Street demolished for construction of municipal parking deck at State and Main Streets.

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Municipal parking deck at State and Main Streets under construction.

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The corner of Mulberry and North Main Streets, looking north. Palace Shoe Service, Memorial Hall, and the Elk's Club building are visible.

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Construction of Mulberry Street parking lot between Main and Wyman Streets beginning with demolition of a commercial building on the site, November 1984.

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People on the Downtown Mall, at State and Main Streets. This is possibly for the grand opening.

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Construction of the Downtown Pedestrian Mall, State and Main Streets

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Construction across from Stewart Square, at the southwest corner of State and Main Streets

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Start of construction of the Downtown Mall, 100 block of South Main Street

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"Symbol" in its original location at State and Wyman Streets, before it was painted orange.

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The Downtown Mall, State and Wyman Streets, during installation of sculpture "Symbol". The sculpture would later be moved to the riverfront and painted orange.

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The Downtown Mall, State and Main Streets, at completion of construction

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Music performance on the Downtown Pedestrian Mall at State and Main Streets

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Industrial buildings between Main Street and Race Street

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Industrial buildings between Main Street and Race Street

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Industrial building between Main Street and Race Street

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Twilight descends and the street lights come on as crowds watch the Hassell and Cramer homecoming parade near the corner of W. State and Main Streets. Busch Jewelry's sign, 213 W. State, is visible near the picture's center. This photograph is part…

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A photograph taken as the car carrying aviators Bert Hassell and Parker "Shorty" Cramer in their welcome-home parade passes the Rockford Trust Building, turning from West State Street onto Main Street. This photograph is part of a collection of photo…

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A black and white photograph of a crowded portion of West State Street during the parade to honor Rockford's returning aviators, Bert Hassell and Parker "Shorty" Cramer. The sign for Busch Jewelry, 213 W. State, is visible on the left and the…

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A view looking down on a parade at the corner of West State and Main Streets. Ashton Dry Goods Co., 301 W. State, is the building with the awning in the photograph's center top. Porter's Drug Store, 302 W. State, is on the left. The exact date and…

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This unknown parade, with onlookers crowding the sidewalks, is on Main Street. The Rockford National Bank sign and clock is on the corner of W. State and Main Streets in the Rockford Trust Building. Also seen in a second story window is the signage…

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This group of Shriners is marching down West State Street with their backs to the camera. The building to the right houses E & W Clothing while further up the block (to the left) are Rockford National Bank and the Rockford Life Insurance Co., both in…

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This group of Shriners is marching down West State Street with their backs to the camera. The building to the right houses E & W Clothing while further up the block (to the left) are Rockford National Bank and the Rockford Life Insurance Co., both in…

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A view looking down on a parade at the corner of West State and Main Streets. Ashton Dry Goods Co., 301 W. State, is the building with the awning in the photograph's center top. Porter's Drug Store, 302 W. State, is on the left. The exact date and…

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This black and white photograph shows men marching in an unidentified parade wearing uniforms and fezzes. The building to the right houses E & W Clothing while further up the block (to the left) are Rockford National Bank and the Rockford Life…

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This black and white photograph depicts rows of Camp Grant soldiers marching before a large crowd on West State Street past the intersection at Main Street. The huge building across the top of the photo is the Rockford Trust Building, housing United…

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This view looks down on a parade at the corner of West State and Main Streets. Ashton Dry Goods Co., 301 W. State, is the building with the awning in the photograph's center top. Porter's Drug Store, 302 W. State, is on the left. The exact nature of…

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Passing by Scher Tailors, 208-210 W. State Street in the Rockford Trust Building, located at the corner of State and Main Streets, is a float for E & W Clothing House, a business actually located on S. Main Street.

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As this marching band travels down West State St., the businesses in view include (from left to right) Rockford National Bank at the corner of W. State and Main Streets in the Rockford Trust Building; Porter's Drug Store at 302 W. State; and the…

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This decorated parade car is passing Scher Tailors, 208-210 W. State Street in the Rockford Trust Building, located at the corner of W. State and Main Streets.

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The float in this parade is labeled as "Rockford Lodge #163, Loyal Order of Moose" with a man standing next to a large moose. In the background is Scher Tailors, 208-210 W. State Street in the Rockford Trust Building, located at the corner of W.…

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A line of soldiers on horseback ride in this parade photograph. Flags hang from buildings on each side of the street. Although the exact date and the nature of the parade are unknown, that could be the Rockford Trust Building, at the corner of W.…

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Rows of soldiers, with rifles shouldered, are on parade in this photograph. Flags hang from buildings on each side of the street. Although the exact date and the nature of the parade are unknown, that could be the Rockford Trust Building, at the…

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The Rockford Insurance Company of Illinois was founded in 1866. The President in the 1890s was John Lake. The company typically underwrote flood and fire disasters. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Rockford Insurance was on the sixth floor…

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A view of W. State Street looking east toward the Rock River. Businesses on the left include Woolworth's, Rockford Dry Goods, and Kepner's Shoes at 213 1/2 W. State. On the right are Stuckey Suits, the National Hotel (308 W. State), and the John R.…

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Thomas Chick purchased the Griggs House Hotel and started the Chick House Hotel in 1888 at the corner of Main and Elm Streets. This photograph looks south down Main Street. The sign on the side of the building for the Illinois Hotel can be seen…

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This photograph looks south down Main Street. The sign for the Chick House Hotel at Main and Elm Streets is visible in the lower middle foreground while the sign on the side of the building for the Illinois Hotel can be seen further down the block.

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Thomas Chick purchased the Griggs House Hotel and started the Chick House Hotel in 1888 at the corner of Main and Elm Streets. This photograph looks south down Main Street. The sign on the side of the building for the Illinois Hotel can be seen…

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A view depicting the Illinois Hotel, William Hobart Printing, the Savoy Restaurant, and the Chick House Hotel on the right and E & W Clothing on the left.

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A view depicting the Illinois Hotel, William Hobart Printing, the Savoy Restaurant, and the Chick House Hotel on the right and E & W Clothing on the left.

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A view depicting the Illinois Hotel, William Hobart Printing, the Savoy Restaurant, and the Chick House Hotel on the right and E & W Clothing on the left.

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A view depicting the Illinois Hotel, William Hobart Printing, the Savoy Restaurant, and the Chick House Hotel on the right and E & W Clothing on the left.

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A view depicting the Illinois Hotel, William Hobart Printing, the Savoy Restaurant, and the Chick House Hotel on the right and E & W Clothing on the left.

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A view depicting the Savoy Restaurant and the Chick House Hotel on the right and E & W Clothing on the left.

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A view of downtown Rockford showing the Savoy Restaurant and the Chick House Hotel on the right.
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