Robert Tinker built this suspension bridge in 1890. It crosses Kent Creek in Rockford, IL.
Mary Dorr Manny purchased this home on South Main Street, Rockford, Illinois, from the Holland family in 1860. This property neighbored that of Tinker Swiss Cottage (built in 1865), separated by Kent…
The Swiss Cottage is built on the edge of limestone bluffs overlooking Kent Creek. Stone from area mills were used as planters.
Jessie Tinker supported the McFarlane W.C.T.U. Home for Children and was a member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union (W.C.T.U.). This benefit luncheon was held on the grounds of Tinker Swiss Co…
Tinker Swiss Cottage, on the limestone bluffs of Kent Creek. Robert Tinker built the Swiss-style house based on architecture he saw in Switzerland during a trip in 1862.
A mill's grindstone was used as a dining table at Tinker Swiss Cottage. View looking west.
Robert Tinker built the first suspension bridge over Kent Creek in 1870. When it washed out in the 1890 flood, he built this bridge, which stayed in place until 1976.
Robert Tinker landscaped the Railroad Gardens in 1906. A lagoon is in the center of the gardens.
Three cows near Tinker Swiss Cottage in Rockford, Illinois, wading in Kent Creek. Cows were allowed to roam freely in the city until 1875. The suspension bridge was in place 1870-1890.
Robert Tinker landscaped the Illinois Central Railroad Gardens on the bank of Kent Creek in 1906. The gardens were to beautify the land near the railroad depot.
The grounds of Tinker Swiss Cottage were lush with vegetation. Rustic rootwood furniture decorated the grounds.
Tinker Swiss cottage, Rockford, Illinois, in the winter. Construction of the Cottage began in 1865.
The southeastern side of Tinker Swiss Cottage. A sundial decorates the grounds.
The south view of Tinker Swiss Cottage before the conservatory was added in 1882. A skylight is present on the roof to provide natural light to the second floor hallway.
Tinker Swiss Cottage, overlooking Kent Creek.