Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall

Also known as: Memorial Hall
211--215 N. Main St., Rockford, Illinois

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Overview Looking Southeast

This was the first memorials that was a building and not a monument. Originally built as a memorial to veterans of the Civil War and Spanish American War, it is today a memorial to veterans of all wars.

Threatened with demolition in the 1960s to expand a parking lot, many steps have since been taken to preserve the memorial for future generations.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning May 2012

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National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 31, 1976
Reference number
76000731
Architectural style
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Classical Revival
Areas of significance
Military; Politics/Government
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Meeting hall; Auditorium
Current functions
Meeting hall; Museum
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant year
1903

Update Log 

  • May 11, 2012: New photos from J.R. Manning

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