30 in 30 hosted by Leslie Saeta.
Yesterday's work in progress is today's
Rockford Historical Buildings;
The Midway theater,designed by architect JEO Pridmore of Chicago, was the largest exclusive motion picture theater in the west in the 1920's. It boasted of its 2,000 seats all ready for the opening on August 3rd, 1918. On that night, 11,648 people were in attendance.
The Shumway Market Building appears to be an old train station but it is not. Shumway donated the land to the city in 1904 to be used for an open-air farmers market which was in existence for 90 years. The building, designed by architect Charles Bradley, was built in 1920. It was many things over the years, a bakery, restaurant to name a few. In 1987 it was renovated. It currently is the home to the Rockford Area Arts Council.
Midway Theater & Shumway Market Building
Alcohol Ink and Pen