This Schoolhouse Rocks. You haven’t seen a loft or townhouse like this before. Quite simply, nothing this ambitious or visionary has ever been done in Rockford. But now, you’ll actually be eager for school to be back in session. Built in 1887, Garrison School is the oldest elementary school still standing in Rockford. Throughout 2008, Garrison School and its surrounding properties were renovated into a community of market rate, loft-style rental lofts and for-sale town homes. Neighborhood schools used to pulse with the laughter and joy of children on shady, tree-lined streets. Aren’t you ready to be a kid again? Then Garrison School is almost certainly the place for you.
Located at the corner of North Church and John Streets. It was designed by Rockford architect George Bradley. Constructed nineteen years before the organization of the first board of education, it was one of the first four-room schools and now the oldest standing elementary school in Rockford.