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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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1306 South Main Street

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Rialto Theatre. 1104 South Main Street.

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Rialto Theatre. 1104 South Main Street.

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1000 block of South Main Street. Martin House is at the center of the photo.

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Northeast corner of Morgan and South Main Streets.

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Lindsay Building. 1024 South Main Street.

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Capitol Theatre close up of the facade. 1120-1126 South Main Street.

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Capitol Theatre before top of facade was taken off. 1120-1126 South Main Street.

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Mary Dorr Manny purchased this home on South Main Street from the Holland family in 1860. The home sat on the north side of Kent Creek surrounded by extensive gardens. The home neighbored Robert Tinker's cottage (built in 1865 on the south side of…

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WWI soldier draftees leaving for camp by train from the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad Depot at 609 South Main Street. A large crowd watches their departure. Floyd W. Hanford was in the 2nd coach of train. Hanford was born in Rockford in…

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WWI soldier draftees leaving for camp by train from the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad Depot at 609 South Main Street. A large crowd watches their departure. Floyd W. Hanford was in the 2nd coach of train. Hanford was born in Rockford in…

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Three men on a three-passenger bicycle ride in front of the Nelson Hotel at 306 South Main Street.

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This reproduction photograph looks from the east side of the Rock River across to Rockford's west side. The Water Power district allowed industry to flourish and grow. The photo's center shows the N. C. Thompson Agricultural Works, manufacturers of…

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The three-story structure (left) boasts two distinct signs: "W. D. Trahern" on the building's left side, and "Iron Works" on the right. The edifice, located on S. Main St. in Rockford's Water Power District along the Rock River, appears to have been…

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The banner on the side of the street train car proclaims, "Roper of Rockford." Behind the train car is the Eclipse Gas Stove Co., 707-709 S. Main St., of which George D. Roper is president. Roper is the bespectacled gentleman, third from the left,…

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A black and white photograph of the Roper Co. Girls Annual Banquet, held at the Hotel Nelson, 306 S. Main St. The Roper Co., manufacturers of stoves and pumps, was located on Blackhawk Park Ave.

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Two men holding giant socks represent the Nelson Knitting Company (1880-1992), 909 S. Main St. in Rockford IL. The man on the left is Tuve Floden, the company's sixth president. Also see photo 2010.25.52.

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Twenty-two women, workers at Nelson Knitting Co. (1880-1992), 909 S. Main, Rockford IL, pose for this black and white photograph. There are piles of socks on the side (right).

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This black and white interior view of the Nelson Knitting Company (1880-1992), 909 S. Main St., Rockford IL, depicts fifteen women working at knitting machines while two men stand at the back of the room. Across the bottom of the photograph is…

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A sepia-tone photograph of Wait Talcott, the fifth president of the Nelson Knitting Company (1880-1992), 909 S. Main, Rockford IL, and son of W. A. Talcott.

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The text beside the photograph (right) proclaims, 'Here, we get a peek at Nelson's huge warehouse that is scientifically designed to maintain proper humidity in the yarn. "Curing" of the yarn is an extra care which contributes materially to better…

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A color photograph depicting the Behr Paper Company building at the corner of Cedar and S. Main Streets in Rockford IL. Notice the Amoco gas station to the right using the Standard "torch & oval" logo on the sign by the street. Also, street signs…

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These employees are pictured working at machines in the Amerock Corporation. A handwritten note penciled on the back of the photograph reads, "in skyscraper," possibly referring to the thirteen story Ziock building, located at 416 S. Main in Rockford…

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These employees are working at their desks in Amerock's offices within the Ziock building at 416 S. Main St. in Rockford IL. According to the back of the photograph, Vivian Cook is pictured in a plaid skirt.

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All the lights are blazing in the Ziock building, the main Amerock plant, at 416 S. Main St. in Rockford, IL, photographed here at night.

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A view looking down S. Main St. in Rockford IL. The tall building on the right is located at 416 S. Main, the future home of Amerock Corp., known before that as the American Cabinet Hardware Corp. Note the sign on the left advertising the Williamson…

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Employees at their desks face the camera in this photograph of the American Cabinet Hardware Corporate office, located at 416 S. Main St., Rockford IL.

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This "convention unit" was used at trade shows. Two female employees are seated within the unit, one in front of a picture of the Ziock building, labeled as the "main plant and office, 416 S. Main St." in Rockford IL, and the other in front of a…

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American Cabinet Hardware Corp. (later Amerock) co-founder R. A. Aldeen is pictured working at his desk. The painting on the wall behind him depicts the Ziock building at 416 S. Main St. in Rockford IL, which the company occupied in the 1940s and…

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Reuben A. Aldeen (left) and G. W. Aldeen (right) flank an unidentified man in the middle as they sit on a couch in an office of the Amerock Corporation. They must be high inside the Ziock building at 416 S. Main St. in Rockford, IL, judging by the…

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A black and white photograph showing the Ziock building, located at 416 S. Main St. in Rockford IL. Amerock Corporation purchased this facility in 1946, and the company's name is prominently displayed on the tower at the very top of the structure.…

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A view looking southwest across the Rock River and the State Street Bridge showing the business district of Rockford's near west side. The tall structure in the background is the Ziock building at 416 S. Main St. Amerock purchased this facility in…

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Manufacturers of agricultural implements, Emerson & Co. was located in the 600 block of S. Main St., Rockford, IL, over the C. B. & Q. (Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy) Railway Depot. Workers can be seen by the railroad tracks and a couple walks in…

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Office workers and young courier boys are pictured in the Western Union Telegraph Co. office, located at 216 S. Main Street.

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This photograph shows busy employees at the Western Union Telegraph Co. office, located at 216 S. Main Street.

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The employees at the Western Union Office, 216 S. Main St., look at the camera as this photograph was taken on November 24, 1947. On the back of the photo, the employees are listed; there is even a list of those who were absent.

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This photograph shows the interior of the Fay Lewis & Brothers store, wholesale and retail cigars, tobacco, and smoking articles, at 312-314 W. State Street. Notice the spittoons on the floor and the panoramic hunting scene circling the top of the…

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A photograph showing the interior of the Drake Room at the Hotel Nelson, located at 306 S. Main Street. Above the bar is artwork depicting windmills, and the wine lists on the tables identify the location as the Hotel Nelson's Drake Room.

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A black and white photograph believed to be taken at Lewis C. Herbert Billiards, located at 208 S. Main St., Rockford IL. The assembled crowd is there to see Willie Hoppe play pool. Hoppe may be the gentleman in the white shirt at the pool table. For…

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A black and white photograph believed to be taken at Lewis C. Herbert Billiards, located at 208 S. Main St., Rockford IL. The assembled crowd is there to see Willie Hoppe play pool. Hoppe may be the gentleman in a white shirt seated by the far corner…

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A black and white photograph believed to be taken at Lewis C. Herbert Billiards, located at 208 S. Main St., Rockford IL. The man wearing the white shirt at the pool table is Willie Hoppe. The gentleman in the center in vest and bow tie may be Lou…

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This black and white photograph is believed to be Lewis C. Herbert Billiards, located at 208 S. Main St., Rockford IL. Cigars are being sold from a display counter at the right, several men pose around billiard tables in the back, and a man stands…

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Pictured inside Ingrassia Cash Grocery, located at 1130 S. Main St., are (left to right) Salvatore Ingrassia, Nunzio, who was known as Dell, and young Ted behind the counter.

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This photograph depicts the high-ceilinged interior of D. J. Stewart & Company, located at 115 S. Main St., in a building that was originally erected in 1890.
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