The Downtown Business Center was built in 1964. It replaced the building that housed the Third National Bank from 1864 to 1958, when it became First National Bank. Made of granite and Indiana limestone, it features an overhanging roof and precast waffled ceiling over the first-floor bank. The office tower features a similar overhang, making the four-story building one of the most recognizable structures in the city.
From the corner of N. Second and East State streets to the Rock River, Rockford's Restaurant Row is home to some of the city's finest eateries: Irish Rose, Abreo, Deli Italia, Vintage @501, Sisters Thai Cafe, Kuma's, Wired Cafe, Woodfire Brick Oven Pizza, Capri, Omakase and Taco Betty's.