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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Rockford skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Rockford architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Rockford are included on this list. Information about these Rockford buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Rockford and older historic landmarks.

The list you're viewing is made up of buildings like Ames-Florida House and Illinois National Guard Armory.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Rockford?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Rockford. Famous architectural houses within the city of Rockford are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
Ames-Florida House is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rockford Architecture: Famous Landmarks and Buildings
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Ames-Florida House


The Ames-Florida House is a house in Rockford, Minnesota, United States, on the Crow River. The house was built in 1856 by New England immigrants George F. Ames and his brother-in-law Joel Florida. Ames and Florida came to Minnesota from northern Illinois by steamship. On the steamship, they met ...more

City/Town: Rockford, Minnesota, USA

Opened: Jan 01 1856

Style: Greek Revival

Chick House is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rockford Architecture: Famous Landmarks and Buildings
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Chick House


The Chick House is a former hotel building constructed in 1857 in the city of Rockford, Illinois, United States. The building's construction was financed by three Rockford citizens and it operated as a hotel from its opening until 1951. The hotel was purchased by Thomas Chick in 1888 and he renamed ...more

City/Town: Rockford, Illinois, USA

Opened: Jan 01 1857

Style: Greek Revival, Italianate architecture

Coronado Theatre is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rockford Architecture: Famous Landmarks and Buildings
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Coronado Theatre


The Coronado Theatre, located at 314 North Main Street, in Rockford, Illinois, is a 2,400 seat theater, designed by architect Frederic J. Klein. The theater cost $1.5 million to build, and opened on October 9, 1927. ...more

City/Town: Rockford, Illinois, USA

Opened: Jan 01 1927

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Herrick Cobblestone


The Herrick Cobblestone is a historic cobblestone residence in Rockford, Illinois. It may be the oldest house in Rockford. ...more

City/Town: Rockford, Illinois, USA

Style: Greek Revival