Garrison School Lofts.
Public School Buildings
A Work in Progress
Schools: Top Left: 1.Thomas Garrison, built 1887 (now a loft apartment complex); 2. Henry Freeman, built 1899 (now a business complex); 3.Charles Jackson, built 1904 (now a charter school) named for first 20th century mayor of Rockford; Bottom Left: 4. John Nelson, built 1908 (scheduled for close at the end of 2015-2016 year) named for inventor of sock knitting machine. He started thriving knitting industry in Rockford that lasted for over 100 years. 5. P.R. Walker, built 1912 (scheduled for close) named for first school superintendent of Rockford's east-west consolidated school district. 6. Lewis Lemon, built 1993 (named for Rockford's first black pioneer and a founder of Rockford).
All that is left of Hall School is the chiseled stone sign from the school building. It was placed at the northwest corner of the property along Third Street--pictures are before and after a little weeding., July, 2015.