Residence of Mayor Charles E. Jackson

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Title

Residence of Mayor Charles E. Jackson

Description

The home of Charles E. and Nellie Jackson. He was elected mayor of Rockford Illinois in 1903 and served two, two-year terms until 1907. The home was located at 938 North Second Street. The home was built about 1909. Charles lived there until his death January 7, 1930. By 1908 Charles' profession was as a home builder. His company worked with clients to acquire real estate, provide loans, insurance, mortgages, and construction of homes including the pouring of a cement sidewalk. By 1923, he had built 500 new homes. Most of his homes were mid-priced and sold on an installment plan to working families. He played a role in providing affordable homes which was important to the development of Rockford as a city.

Date

circa 1910s

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Type

Still Image

Identifier

85.109(I).434a

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

3.25" x 5.5"

Citation

“Residence of Mayor Charles E. Jackson,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed August 1, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/4560.

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