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Signage for Rockford Fire Station #3 at 1520 South Main Street. September 1976.

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Demolition of the Empire Building, 206 South Main Street, for construction of the Rockford Metro Centre. September 1978.

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The South Main Street side of Stewart Square in November 1993. Christmas decorations are visible on the pedestrian mall.

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Stewart Square at the corner of West State and South Main Streets. A food cart is visible at the left.

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The Rockford Metro Centre, viewed from the intersection of South Main and Elm Streets, in May 1986.

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A mural on side of a building on South Main Street, south of the railroad bridge, north of Morgan Street.

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200 block of South Main Street. The Rockford Shoe Outlet at 221 South Main and A Step Up are visible.

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Rail viaduct over South Main Street on south side of downtown, looking north.

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The South Main Street Railroad viaduct, painted with a mural of a train, October 1979

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Taylor Park on South Main Street. September 1976.

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Taylor Park on South Main Street. September 1976.

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St. Elizabeth Center, 1536 South Main Street, September 1976.

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St. Elizabeth Center, 1536 South Main Street, September 1976.

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Martin House at 1020 South Main Street, June 1979.

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Mural of a bean plant sprouting painted on the building on southeast corner of South Main and Kent Streets.

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Mural of a bean plant sprouting painted on the building on southeast corner of South Main and Kent Streets.

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Gem Suburban Mobile Home Park on the east side of South Main Street at Pelley Road (south of US 20) in June 1979.

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Gem Suburban Mobile Home Park on the east side of South Main Street at Pelley Road (south of US 20) in June 1979.

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Gem Suburban Mobile Home Park on the east side of South Main Street at Pelley Road (south of US 20) in June 1979.

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Gem Suburban Mobile Home Park on the east side of South Main Street at Pelley Road (south of US 20) in June 1979.

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The Graham-Ginestra House, 1115 South Main Street.

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D.J. Stewart (308 West State Street) and Porter's Corner (115 South Main Street). They would later became Stewart Square. Duncan James Men's Wear is at the corner.

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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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The Metro Centre. The Centre is bound by Elm, Main, Chestnut and Church Streets.

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Metro Centre under construction. The Centre is bound by Elm, Main, Chestnut and Church Streets.

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Metro Centre when new in October 1982. The Centre is bound by Elm, Main, Chestnut and Church Streets.

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Metro Centre under construction. The Centre is bound by Elm, Main, Chestnut and Church Streets.

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Metro Centre under construction. The Centre is bound by Elm, Main, Chestnut and Church Streets.

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Metro Centre under construction. The Centre is bound by Elm, Main, Chestnut and Church Streets.

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Dr. Scholl's Foot Comfort Shop at 201 South Main Street. The building was later torn down for the Metro Centre.

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The neon sign for the "5th Precinct" restaurant and bar, 301 South Main Street, November 1993.

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Main Street side of Stewart Square with Christmas decorations, 100 block of South Main Street, December 1993

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Main facade of the Post Office, 401 South Main Street. Later the offices of the Rockford Park District would move into the building.

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Edith Parrish Fashion Corner at 123 South Main Street. The building later became known as the Soda Bar. Across the street is Freeman Shoes for Men.

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The Soda Bar at 123 South Main Street

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The east side of the Metro Centre at the corner of South Main and Elm Streets.

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Master's Shoes and New American Theater, 118-122 South Main Street

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The Chandler Hotel, 329 South Main Street

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The north side of the Brown Building, 228 South Main Street

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The Post Office at 401 South Main Street. This would later be home to the offices of the Rockford Park District.

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The Hanley Furniture Building at the corner of South Main and Chestnut Streets, looking west.

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Downtown Mall on South Main Street, 100 block, looking south

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200 block, South Main Street. Visible are Don's Hobbies and Toys and Bernhardt's Clothing Store.

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Stewart Square, 100 block of South Main Street

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Stewart Square building, 100 block of South Main Street

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Founders' Park at the crossover of South Wyman and South Main Streets

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Area of west downtown focused on the west side of South Main Street from Elm to Chestnut Streets. The river is visible in the background. The William Brown Building is on the right end of the block.

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New American Theater, 118 South Main Street

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Martin House, 1020 South Main Street.

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Social Services Center at 1505 South Main Street.

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Behr Paper Company at South Main Street and Cedar Street.

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Industrial building at South Main Street and Cedar Street.

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330 South Main Street. Rich Piano and Organ, and Lorden Storage.

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Rockford Industries Inc. at the 600 block of South Main Street. Looking north towards Race Street and the Amerock Building.

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300 block of South Main Street at Green Street, looking northeast.
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