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Bill of sale to Mrs. C.I. Horsman from T. Derwent and Son, manufacturers of flour and mill feed, at the foot of the race in the Water Power District.

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Race Street industrial buildings.

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Industrial building on Race Street.

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Industrial building between Main Street and Race Street

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John P. Manny Mower Company located on Race Street in the Rockford Water Power District. In the 1850s the John P. Manny Company manufactured the knife sections for the reapers produced by John H. Manny and the Manny Reaper. In the 1860s John P. Manny…

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This photographic enlargement shows a clapboard commercial structure next to a picket fence that depicts the A.W. Woodward Company, in the Water Power District on Mill 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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A man is depicted outside the Rockford Brass Works apparently in the snow. The company's foundry and machine shop were located at 704 Race St. in the Water Power District. The 1911 city directory states Rockford Brass Works as being "founders and…

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A man is depicted outside the Rockford Brass Works apparently in the snow. The company's foundry and machine shop were located at 704 Race St. in the Water Power District. The 1911 city directory states Rockford Brass Works as being "founders and…

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A reproduction photograph depicting the exterior of Rockford Bolt Works, on Mill St. in the Water Power District. Established in 1862, the 1877 city directory states that the business produced "general iron bolt manufacturing for agricultural…

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A close-up view of a planing machine full of saw dust in the Central Furniture Company factory, established 1872, located on Mill St. at the corner of Race St. in Rockford's Water Power District.

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A reproduction featuring the Central Furniture Company, established 1872, located on Mill St. at the corner of Race St. in Rockford's Water Power District by the Rock river. For an additional view, see photo 2007.1.12.

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A reproduction photograph depicting the Central Furniture Company, established 1872 and organized by L. D. Upson and E. L. Herrick along with forty-six other Swedish workers and shareholders who each contributed $500.00. The factory was located on…

2007.1.35 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
An outdoor marker for pioneers who crossed the Rock River at this point. The marker is located near a bridge in the Water Power District on the Rock River. The marker is inscribed with "1964," the year it was installed.

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A reproduction photograph depicting "Sturtevant's Flouring Mills" (white sign on building, left), located on Mill Street in Rockford's Water Power District by the Rock River.

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This reproduction photograph depicts the Trahern Pump Works, located in Rockford's industrial Water Power District along the Rock River. For an additional view, see photo 2007.1.17.

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A man, Harold O'Donnell - the donor of the diorama, with a cane and a patch on one eye, stands beneath a sign that reads, "W. A. Whitney Corp. Bldg. No. 9. Work Smarter!" Whitney's building, erected in 1916, was located at 650-675 Race Street in…

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A photograph depicting W. A. Whitney Corporation's "Bldg. 9" with its overhead door open and a man leaning on a cane next to a closed pedestrian door. The structure, built in 1916, was located at 650-675 Race Street in Rockford's Water Power…

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This black and white photograph depicts a side view of the Heitzman Manufacturing Co. building, located in the 700 block of Race Street in Rockford's Water Power District, with cars parked near the alley by the building. For an additional view, see…

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A view of the 700 block of Race Street in Rockford's Water Power District. The black sign on the chain link fence proclaims this building as the Heitzman Manufacturing Co. For an additional view, see photo 2007.1.31.

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A view looking south depicting the W. A. Whitney Corp. building in the Water Power District, located in the 600 block of Race Street, Rockford IL.

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A reproduction photograph depicting Rockford's Water Power District where industry grew up along the Rock River.
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