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View looking up the street's trolley tracks with lighted buildings on both sides, pedestrians, buggies, and bicyclists.

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This parade route view was taken from the Chestnut and South Main Street intersection looking north. Note several businesses along the east side of the street: People's Bank, H. W. Buckbee at 220 S. Main, and Empire Mercantile. The William Brown…

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This parade route view of men on horseback was taken from the Chestnut and South Main Street intersection looking north. Note several businesses along the east side of the street: People's Bank, H. W. Buckbee at 220 S. Main, and Empire Mercantile.…

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This parade route view of men on horseback was taken from the Chestnut and South Main Street intersection looking north. Several of the riders look like they have shields and jousting lances. Note several businesses along the east side of the street:…

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This parade route view of men on horseback and a circus wagon was taken from the Chestnut and South Main Street intersection looking north. Note several businesses along the east side of the street: People's Bank, H. W. Buckbee at 220 S. Main, and…

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This parade route view of men on horseback, a large horse-drawn, ammunition-carrying caisson, and two horse-drawn caissons with cannon was taken from the Chestnut and South Main Street intersection looking north. Note several businesses along the…

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This parade route view of horse-drawn wagons was taken from the Chestnut and South Main Street intersection looking north. Note several businesses along the east side of the street: People's Bank, H. W. Buckbee at 220 S. Main, and Empire Mercantile.…

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This photograph, looking southwest, captures the Rockford Military Band and a large group of Rockford Police Officers waiting for President Theodore Roosevelt to arrive at the Illinois Central Train Depot on South Main Street. The President dedicated…

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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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A photograph of Rockford's South Main Street taken from 300 South Main looking north with Nelson Hotel in right foreground. The William Brown building is to the north of this and the Hotel Holland, at South Main and Elm Streets,is further north…

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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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Rockford Business College was founded in 1862. It moved several times before settling into the Stewart Building in 1892 at 113, 115 and 117 S. Main Street. This photograph shows one of the coed classrooms in that building. The college still exists…

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Steam engine 18 and crew idle in the railroad yard while posing for this photograph. It is highly likely that this photograph was taken in the Illinois Central yard on South Main Street.

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This photograph, looking southwest, captures the Rockford Military Band and a large group of Rockford Police Officers awaiting President Theodore Roosevelt at the Illinois Central Train Depot on South Main Street. The President dedicated the new…

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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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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 northeast. GAR was founded on April 6, 1866, on the principles of Fraternity, Charity, and Loyalty. (Reference -…

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This photograph shows a man standing outside the entrance to Nordstrom, apparently a millinery displaying women's hats, located at 108 S. Main Street. Also see photo 88.122.374.

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The Peoples Bank is located in the building to the left in this photograph at S. Main and Chestnut Streets. The Brown Building is to the right.

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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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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 view shows the massive Hotel Nelson building located at 306 S. Main Street.

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A black and white photograph of the Phoenix Cleaners, which actually had three locations: 317 E. State Street; 108 S. Church Street; and 213 S. Main Street.

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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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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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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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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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With a crane in the street and workers atop scaffolding, this black and white photograph shows remodeling of the D. J. Stewart and Company facade at 115 S. Main Street. For additional views, see photos 78.41.8, 78.41.6, and 78.41.9b.

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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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A black and white photograph showing the storefront and display windows of Masters Shoes at 221 S. Main Street, touting "Our highest price $4.90, many less."

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Several people are outside the Ingrassia Cash Grocery store at 1130 S. Main Street. The building was erected in 1918. Ingrassia's sign proclaims, "We give S & H green trading stamps."

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This black and white photograph depicts Mapes Brothers, 315 S. Main Street, offering "practical plumbing, gas fitting, sewer and repair work." A man in overalls poses in the doorway, and a scale stands outside the storefront on the left.

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An early view of South Main Street with Winnebago National Bank on one corner (left) and Brown Stewart Dry Goods on the next.

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

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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 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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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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A photograph depicting the Elms Hotel and D. J. Stewart at 115 S. Main Street, building erected in 1890.

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This photograph shows the Illinois Central Railroad crossing on S. Main Street. The Rockford Real Estate and Loan Co., 1010 S. Main, is on the left in front of the Illinois Central Freight House. The back of the photo reads: "New brick pavement laid…

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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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A view of S. Main Street looking south from W. State Street. Note the rails in the middle of the brick roadway.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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