Rockford Chair & Furniture Co.

2009.32.5 96 dpi watermarked.jpg

Title

Rockford Chair & Furniture Co.

Description

A photograph showing the Rockford Chair and Furniture Company exterior. Established in 1882, two factories were built: the first located on Railroad Ave. and the second on Kishwaukee. In the 1927 city directory, the business office address was listed as 920 9th St. Pictured is a four-story brick structure with a water tower on the roof. The photo is framed in a dark olive colored mat board surrounded by a wavy border. On the back is handwritten, "Furniture factory where Swen Bloom worked." The company manufactured buffets, bookcases, desks, and china cabinets but never actually made chairs.

Date

undated

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Format

jpeg

Type

Still Image

Identifier

2009.32.5

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

4" x 5"

Citation

“Rockford Chair & Furniture Co.,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed October 25, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/2543.

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