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Historic Neighborhood - Churchill Grove

  • Boundaries: North Main St., Whitman St., Auburn St. and the Rock River
  • Rockford, IL 61103
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The origin of this northside neighborhood dates back to 1829 when, through the Treaty of Prairie du Chien, the land was given to Catherine Myott, daughter of a Winnebago Indian and a French soldier. The land was subsequently acquired by Phineas Churchill, a farmer. By 1925, along Harlem Boulevard and National Avenue, one could find some of the most stately homes and famous personalities of northern Illinois. The neighborhood boasts an abundance of architecturally striking homes. Styles range from Victorian, Tudor, Colonial, and Prairie/Arts & Crafts.