Historic Map - Rockford, IL - 1880

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View of Rockford, Winnebago County, I.L., 1880 / drawn & published by J. J. Stoner.

This panoramic print of Rockford, Illinois was drawn by J. J. Stoner and published by Beck & Pauli Lith. Co. in 1880. Rockford, county seat of Winnebago County, was established in the 1830's at a location along Rock River that afforded good river crossing.

The Rockford Female Seminary, which later became Rockford College, was founded here in 1847. Author, women’s rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jane Addams was nearing her graduation from the seminary when this map was published.

Rockford was a leading furniture manufacturing town in 1880.

The map includes labeled streets, buildings, bridges and railroad routes.

Features references to the following locations:

  1. Court House, Winnebago County.
  2. First Congregational Church.
  3. Swedish Lutheran Church.
  4. Westminster Presbyterian Church.
  5. Methodist Episcopal Church.
  6. Swedish M. E. Church.
  7. State Street Baptist Church.
  8. Centennial M. E. Church.
  9. Roman Catholic Church.
10. Winnebago Street M. E. Church.
11. Disciples Church.
12. Unitarian Church.
13. Second Congregational Church.
14. Court Street M. E. Church.
15. First Street Baptist Church.
16. First Street Presbyterian Church.
17. Episcopal Church.
18. Peoples’ Bank.
19. N. C. Thompson’s Bank.
20. Gas Works.
21. Water Works.
22. Fair Grounds.
23. Railroad Depots.
24. Rockford Female Seminary.
25. First Union School House.
26. Second Union School House.
27. First Ward School House.
28. Fourth Ward School House.
29. Fifth Ward School House.
30. Becker’s Business College, Becker & Giffen.
31. Post Office.
32. Emerson, Talcott & Co. Agricultural Works.
33. N. C. Thompson’s Agricultural Works.
34. Knowlton Mfg. Company Agricultural Works.
35. J. P. Manny’s Agricultural Works.
36. Graham & Co. Cotton Mills.
37. Graham’s Distillery.
38. Lockwood & Lyman’s Wire Works.
39. W. F. & John Barnes’ Machine Shops.
40. Briggs & Enoch’s Plow Works.
41. Utter Mfg. Company’s Machine Shops
42. Rhoades, Utter & Co. Paper Mill.
43. Globe Paper Mills, Keeney Bros.
44. Rockford Watch Factory.
45. Central Furniture Company.
46. Furniture Factory.
47. Reaper City Flouring Mills, John G. Chick.
48. Rockford Bolt Works.
49. W. D. Trahern’s Iron Works.
50. Tack Factory.
51. Rockford Malleable Iron Works, A. D. Forbes.
52. Rockford Woolen Mills, Wm. Dyson.
53. Burson & Nelson Knitting Factory.
54. William Gent’s Special Machine Shop.
55. A. W. Woodard’s Machine Shop.
56. Cracker Factory.
57. Flouring Mills.
58. Star Glove Works, H. W. Price.
59. A. M. Johnston & Co. Oat Meal Mills.
60. Rockford Wire Works, John Spafford & Co.
61. Rockford Shoe Factory, Anglmire & Coonradt.
62. Brewery.
63. Engine Houses.
64. Sash and Blind Factory.
65. Sash and Blind Factory.
66. Holland House, H. N. Starr.
67. Edwards House, A. C. Edwards.
68. Forest City House.
69. American House.


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