Memorial Hall

Memorial Hall in Rockford, Illinois was the nations first war memorial building. Dedicated by then president Theodore Roosevelt, it is now on the National Register of Historic Buildings. Renovations meet the US department of the interior’s recommendations for interior and exterior renovations to a registered building.

After from balcony of auditorium including central skylight.

Auditorium from balcony looking South -after

Before of Auditorium from balcony

Auditorium from balcony looking South -before

After of Auditorium from platform stage

Auditorium from stage looking North

Decorated for Veteran’s Day

Decorated exterior

Before GAR room

First floor GAR room - before

After of GAR room – then occupied by the offices of The Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

First floor GAR room (offices)- after

Before of entry lobby looking East

First floor Lobby looking Northeast - before

After of Entry lobby looking West

First floor Lobby looking Northwest - after

After of memorial plaque room – then used as Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau meeting room

First floor meeting room - after renovations

Rededication flag raising

Flag raising cerimony

Lower level lobby after

Lower Level Lobby looking Northwest - after

Lower level lobby before

Lower Level Lobby looking Northwest - before

Site plan with new landscaping

Site plan

T.R> elevation sketch

Sketch with TR quote

Teddy Roosevelt famous quotes

Teddy Roosevelt, man of the century

West exterior

Memorial Hall