Eastern Star and Masonic Home, Rockford, Illinois

The building shown in this image was a retirement and convalescent center for members of the Masonic order and certain family.

Natural Color Postcard Made in the U. S. A. by E. C. Kropp C., Milwaukee, Wis.

The description states:

Rockford…Founded in 1834…Now has third largest population in Illinois…Seat of Winnebago County…Served by four railroads, hub of bus routes, 140 airport four miles north of city.

–The postcard description does not provide any further information on the building or its purpose. Typically such establishments were for members of the organization that built it.

It is believed that this building was razed and replaced by new structures on the same site.

This card likes dates from the 1930s.

2 thoughts on “Eastern Star and Masonic Home, Rockford, Illinois

  1. Joyce ZornJaffe

    My Great-Grandmother, Helen Hunius Wellner, resided in the Rockford Nursing home until 1959 when she died. Can you provide any information about her, i.e. Obit?

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    1. deans Post author

      Unfortunately, I am only the owner of the postcard. I have never lived in Rockford, nor in Illinois, and only came into possession of this postcard as an inheritance. However, it appears there is a facility which replaced the older one, currently in operation at:

      EASTERN STAR HOME
      9890 STAR LANE,P O BOX 317
      MACON IL 62544
      ADMINISTRATOR: THOMAS MULLINS
      TELEPHONE: 217-764-3348

      You can certainly contact them and see if they have better information about your Great-Grandmother.

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