130 Years on the banks of the Rock
Edgewater and Harlem Park (the section of the neighborhood where Rock Terrace runs along the river) were first platted in 1890. Did you know that an amusement park once stood on the Harlem Park land? Learn more about the Harlem Park Amusement Park HERE. To the right you will find some pictures portraying the rich history of Edgewater. Below, you can find details about the history of this land on the northwest side of Rockford, from 1829 all the way up to 1979 when the Edgewater Neighborhood Association was formed.
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