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Photographs of buildings

Identifier: MSS 1587 Series 3 Sub-Series 1 Sub-Series 2

Scope and Contents

Photographs of buildings including the Robison buildng, where Frank Rhoads worked, the home where the Rhoads family lived, 1032 2st St, Rock Island and also a home before the Rock Island home, in St Paul or east St. Louis.


  • approximately 1850-1910


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical History

From the Sub-Series:

Franklin Koons Rhoads was born October 23, 1867 in Pekin, Illinois to Samuel Rhoads and Anna Koons. He married Fannie Cook on April 27, 1892, and they had two children, Dorothy Mary and Frances Louella. The family lived in Illinois for many years, near other family members. Franklin died March 27, 1943 in Rock Island, Illinois. Franklin was an amateur photographer, and took hundreds of photographs on family trips and other events. Frances also took many photos during her time at college, ca. 1915-1920. Each box is organized in a loosely chronological order.


From the Collection: 67 cartons (67 linear ft.)

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