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Rockford Morning Star Building - Rockford, Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 42° 16.305 W 089° 05.576
16T E 327403 N 4682069
Quick Description: Former newspaper headquarters then insurance company, now bank building in Rockford, Illinois.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 6/15/2008 4:29:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM4060
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv
Views: 60

Long Description:
The Rockford Morning Star Building was constructed in 1927 as the new headquarters for the newspaper, "Rockford Morning Star". The building only served in that capacity for five years when the newspaper merged with "The Register Republic" and became the "Rockford Register Star." The building was designed by the architectural firm of Clausen, Kruse & Klein of Davenport, Iowa, who specialized in the design of newspaper headquarters that the time. The building with Art Deco influences was designed to support additional floors if needed with a foundation of pilings driven nearly 50 feet into the earth.

After the newspaper merger, the building was leased by Pioneer Life Insurance Company, the insurance company purchased the building in 1946 and continued to use the building 1996 when they sold the building. The building has since been renovated and is used by a bank and for professional offices.
Street address:
127 N. Wyman St.
Rockford, Illinois


County / Borough / Parish: Winnebago County

Year listed: 1999

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1925-1949

Historic function: Commerce/Trade, Industry/Processing/Extraction

Current function: Commerce/Trade

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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