Author Archives: Friends of Ziock

Who Is FOZ?

Be sure to check out the impressive skills inventory and portfolio of complete projects attributable to FOZ members. (Click Here)

Website For Potential Ziock Developers

Information specifically for developers interested in knowing more about the Ziock Building, its possibilities, incentives that could apply, and assets nearby and in the downtown Rockford area is available at:

Historic Status Enables Economic Incentives

Illinois is preparing to make a state historic preservation tax credit available for redevelopments projects in the River’s Edge Redevelopment Zone (RERZ) in Rockford. The 25% credit can be added to the federal credit of 20% as well as any … Continue reading

FOZ Celebrates Historic Status

FOZ and guests celebrated listing the Ziock Building on the National Register of Historic Places.  Newsletter (PDF) Invitation

Ziock Building Listed On National Register

Rockford, May 13, 2011: The National Park Service (Department of the Interior) today announced that it has granted historic status to the Rockford landmark, named in honor of textile pioneer, William H. Ziock. National Register Listing Announcement

Excalibur Nomination

Each year, Rockford Register Star newspaper sponsors an Excalibur Award for outstanding community service.  Lenae Weichel stepped forward to prepare a nomination for William Ziock, Jr., philanthropist, business and community leader, and the man who commissioned the Ziock Building named … Continue reading

National Register Nomination

Based on hundreds of hours of research by volunteers, Friends of Ziock prepared a draft nomination with the assistance of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. The Rockford Historic Preservation Commission unanimously approved the nomination in February, 2011. Presentation to Rockford … Continue reading

IHPA Determination

In fewer than 10 days, IHPA determined that the building met eligibility for listing on the National Register. IHPA Determination Letter (PDF)

Request for Preliminary Evaluation

June, 2010 – We asked Illinois Historic Preservation Agency for an opinion regarding historic significance of the William Ziock Building. The June, 2010 request was based on initial research and resources available at that time.  It does contain some factual … Continue reading

Call For Artistic Visions

Attention artists, students, visionaries — FOZ is interested in your “mind’s eye” view of what the Ziock Building could look like when it is restored. We invite original art to be considered or recognition and exhibition at a public event … Continue reading