Garfield Avenue Historic District
Four blocks of Garfield Avenue on Rockford's northwest side make up the City's second historic district. Homes in the Garfield Avenue Historic District represent a variety of architectural styles, some dating back to the turn of the last century. Many of the homes represent examples of craftsmanship unique to the early 1900s. Prominent individuals who lived on this part of Garfield Avenue include G. R. Smith, son of the founder of Smith Oil Corporation; Arthur Ziock, owner of Ziock Sock Mills; William H. Barnes, developer of the Garfield Avenue area; and G. David Sundstrand, one of the founders of the Sundstrand Corporation (now Hamilton Sundstrand).