Documentary History of American Water-works

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North Central States
Illinois Rochelle

Rochelle, Illinois

Rochelle was incorporated as a city in 1872.

The city built a steam-powered water works in 1877.  The city was sued by the Holly Manufacturing Company in 1879 for infringing their patents, but the outcome is not know.

Water is provided by the city of Rochelle.


References
1879 Daily Register (Rockford, Illinois), August 8, 1879, Page 3.
It is stated that the Holly Water Works Co. have laid an injunction on the Rochelle water works, because of the infringement of the self-acting governor of the Holly water works systems on the Rochelle folks.

1882 Rochelle, Engineering News, 9:199 (June 17, 1882)

1882 Rochelle from "The Water-Supply of Certain Cities and Towns of the United States," by Walter G. Elliot, C. E., Ph. D.

1886 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Rochelle, Ogle County, Illinois. February 1886

1888 "Rochelle," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 1.

1890 "Rochelle," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 2.

1891 "Rochelle," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 3.

1893 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Rochelle, Ogle County, Illinois. May 1893

1897 "Rochelle," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 4.

1899 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Rochelle, Ogle County, Illinois. July 1899

1904 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Rochelle, Ogle County, Illinois. December 1904

1912 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Rochelle, Ogle County, Illinois. November 1912

1922 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Rochelle, Ogle County, Illinois. February 1922



 


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