I love living in this quaint little town and all of the people here. Today I learned something very interesting about one of Rockton's greatest features.

The Church by the Side of the Road, one of the area's most popular places to get married, has tremendous 'curb appeal' and part of the appeal came from a 19th century Rockford, IL. home. The home belonged to Rockford industrialist John Lewis (J.L.) Clark. The wrought iron archway in the entrance to the church is actually from that home.

According to a story I found at Rockford Reminisce on Facebook, It was constructed using no welding which means it would have taken a craftsman a whole day to form just one of the scrolls on the arch. Talk about dedication. They just don't make things like they used to. If you haven't been here, I highly recommend checking it out this Summer. Services are every Sunday at 10 a.m.. The church is also one of the most popular wedding venues in Northern Illinois.

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