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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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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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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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The limestone building pictured occupied 118-120 S. Main Street in a busy area of downtown Rockford. This structure housed the New American Theatre (N. A. T.).

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1306 South Main Street

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Social Services Center at 1505 South Main Street.

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

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

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This building, in the 300 block of South Main at Chestnut Street, houses several businesses: the Loop Tavern; a leather store; and a barber shop and beauty parlor. Another lunch counter and Goodyear's are up the street (to the right in the photo).

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

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

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This photograph, taken in front of the South Main Street entrance to the Nelson Hotel, features a very unique three-person bicycle. The hotel, at 306 S. Main Street, was opened in 1893 at the corner of S. Main and Chestnut Streets. William Nelson…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bill of sale to C.I. Horsman from B. Blakeman, South Main Street, for lumber, and flooring.

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Bill of sale to C.I. Horsman from B. Blakeman, Dealer in Lumber, Lath and Shingles, 417 South Main Street, West Rockford.

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Behr Paper Company at South Main Street and Cedar Street.

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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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Wintry view of the outside of Burr Brothers' grocery store on S. Main Street.

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Bill of Sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from S. Withrow, dealer in dry goods and carpets, 122 South Main Street.

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A train engine and cars stop at the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Depot in Rockford at S. Main and Cedar Streets. The Shriner's symbol hangs at the front of the steam engine. It appears that dignitaries, soldiers, and police have gathered at this…

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This photograph looks south with S. Main Street to the right where the Illinois Hotel, located at 209-211 S. Main, can be seen.

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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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This black and white photograph depicts the Crane Company, plumbing supplies, at 800 S. Main Street. Notice the Rockford Iron Works building next door.

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This crowd is for Theodore Roosevelt, who came to Rockford on June 3, 1903 to dedicate Memorial Hall. The gathering is assembled at the Illinois Central Railroad Depot on S. Main Street.

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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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This photograph shows the Chick House Hotel (left) next to the D. J. Stewart and Co. building housing Rockford Business College.

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With a crane in the street and workers atop scaffolding, this black and white photograph shows renovations being done to the D. J. Stewart and Company building at 115 S. Main Street. For additional views, see photos 78.41.8 and 78.41.6.

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A black and white photograph depicting the D. J. Stewart and Company building, 115 S. Main Street, in downtown Rockford, with its three-arched entranceways.

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Full frontal view of the D. J. Stewart and Company building, 115 S. Main Street, erected in 1890. For a depiction of later alterations, see photo 78.41.6.

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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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This black and white photograph shows the D. J. Stewart building, 115 S. Main Street, in downtown Rockford. Duncan James Men's Wear occupies the corner.

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

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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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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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View of the store front and display windows of E & W Clothing House, located at 118-124 S. Main Street.

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Bill of sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from E.B. Childs, manufacturers of carriages, phaetons, road wagons and sleighs, 301-303 South Main Street.

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Bill of sale to C.I. Horsman from E.H. Lansing, apothecary and druggist at No. 5 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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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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A group of men and women in formal business attire pose on the steps of the Emerson Manufacturing Company office at 601 S. Main Street. Railroad boxcars can be seen to the left.

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

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Bill of sale to C.I. Horsman from Frank C. White, at 116 South Main Street, for flour and feed

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This crowd is for Theodore Roosevelt, who came to Rockford on June 3, 1903 to dedicate Memorial Hall. The gathering is assembled at the Illinois Central Railroad Depot on S. Main Street. A parade is marching through the expectant crowd.

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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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Bill of sale to C.I. Horsman from George R. Atkinson and Company, Tailor, 106 South Main Street

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The GAR (Grand Army of the Republic, the Union in the Civil War) Banner hangs at the corner of South Main and West State Streets looking south. GAR was founded on April 6, 1866, on the principles of Fraternity, Charity, and Loyalty. (Reference -…
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