Structures from Great Depression tell a story of Rockford today

This former Kent County Road Commission garage shows today the architectural trends that were common during the Great Depression. It features columns and ornate detail that did not add to the functionality of the structure, but were a trademark typical of classically trained architects. The building is now owned by Wolverine Worldwide and stands on Northland Drive.

by BETH ALTENA Take a look at some of Rockford’s buildings today and you will find a history lesson about a time when jobs were scarce, the economy was terrible and people were unemployed in record numbers. Many structures dating from the Great Depression years are still in use today and tell a story about […]