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    • Peter and Clara Blameuser Wedding Portrait, 1892

    • Portraits; Weddings; Wedding clothing & dress; Mayors;
    • Wedding Portrait of Peter And Clara (nee Hoffman) Blameuser in Niles Center, Illinois on January 26, 1892. People shown: Benjamin Blameuser (far left); Peter Blameuser III (center left); Clara Hoffman Blameuser (center right). The remaining people...
    • Village of Niles Centre Minutes

    • Illinois -- Politics and government; Skokie (Ill.) -- Politics and government; Municipal services;
    • Village of Niles Centre board meetings minutes from May, 1895 - February, 1896, held at the Engine House, 8031 Floral Ave. The minutes were taken by John Paroubek, Village Clerk. These minutes reflected Village issues at the time, such as road...
    • Church St. with Sign for Swenson Brothers.

    • Architecture -- Domestic; Dwellings -- Illinois -- Skokie; Housing -- Illinois -- Skokie; Skokie (Ill.) -- History; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History; Homes; Contractors; Offices; Roads;...
    • View of Church St. with sign for Swenson Brothers, Community Developers, College Hill and Evanston Manor. Swenson Bros., 5531 N. Clark St., Sunnyside 6465. There are street lights and telephone lines visible.
    • North Shore Hilton Grand Opening Photograph, 1973

    • Automobile parking; Automobiles; Business enterprises; Hotels, taverns, etc.;
    • Two photographs taken of the North Shore Hilton located at 9599 Skokie Boulevard in Skokie, Illinois on October 27, 1973. Shown: two views of the North Shore Hilton on the day of its grand opening. The twelve-story hotel tower was built as part of...
    • Two Images of Residences in College Hill.

    • Architecture -- Domestic; Dwellings -- Illinois -- Skokie; Housing -- Illinois -- Skokie; Skokie (Ill.) -- History; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History; Homes; Residences; Apartment houses;...
    • Two images of residences in College Hill, an apartment building and a home.
    • Tudor Style Home under construction at 5300 Galitz St.

    • Architecture -- Domestic; Dwellings -- Illinois -- Skokie; Housing -- Illinois -- Skokie; Skokie (Ill.) -- History; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History; Homes
    • Tudor Style Home under construction at 5300 Galitz St. On the Northwest corner of Park Ave. and Galitz St. THe house may have belonged to the Wooster Family.
    • Tudor Style Home at 5300 Galitz St.

    • Architecture -- Domestic; Dwellings -- Illinois -- Skokie; Housing -- Illinois -- Skokie; Skokie (Ill.) -- History; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History; Homes; Residences
    • Tudor Style home at 5300 Galitz St. On the Northwest corner of Park Ave. and Galitz St.
    • Truck Farmers with produce.

    • Architecture -- Domestic; Dwellings -- Illinois -- Skokie; Housing -- Illinois -- Skokie; Skokie (Ill.) -- History; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History; Homes; Greenhouses; Automobiles; Farmers;...
    • Truck Farmers with produce in B. Doetsch,Truck Gardener, Gross Point truck.
    • Tolzien Family Home at 7914 Babb St.

    • Architecture -- Domestic; Dwellings -- Illinois -- Skokie; Housing -- Illinois -- Skokie; Skokie (Ill.) -- History; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History; Homes; Residences; Family
    • Tolzien Family home located at 7914 Babb St. The house was moved from the Tolzien farm on the 4900 Block of Kostner Ave. in 1923. The home was used by the newlywed Tolzien couple, while the father-in-law built the brick bungalow next door, in the...
    • Jacob Meyer Tintype Photograph, 1880s

    • Tintypes
    • Tintype photograph of Jacob Meyer from the 1880s. Jabob Meyer was the youngest son of Elizabeth and Nicholas Meyer, who built and lived in the historic log cabin. Jacobs wife, Margaret Harrer Meyer, was a member of the Austrian Harrer clan who were...
    • Three Bungalows in College Hill.

    • Architecture -- Domestic; Dwellings -- Illinois -- Skokie; Housing -- Illinois -- Skokie; Skokie (Ill.) -- History; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History; Homes; Residences; Automobiles;...
    • Three Bungalows in College Hill. There is a sign for W. Koch & Son, General Contractors in front of the bungalow on the right side.
    • Martin Scotty Krier Testimonial Dinner Program

    • Family; Children; History; Recreation; Sports; Political parties; Illinois -- Politics and government; Skokie (Ill.) -- Politics and government; Business enterprises; Clubs; Associations, institutions, etc.;
    • This testimonial dinner program for Martin Scotty Krier includes a list of activities, a proclamation, a Krier family history, and Martin Kriers personal history and accomplishments.
    • School District #68 1/2 Tax Anticipation Warrant

    • School districts -- Illinois; Schools; Taxation;
    • This Tax Anticipation Warrant for School District #68 1/2 is for taxes to be paid in the amount of $111.17 with an interest rate of 6%. and is for the 1930 school year. The warrant is signed by Margaret A. Bunzik, School District #68 1/2 Clerk,...
    • Official Street Guide and Map of Skokie and Lincolnwood.

    • Architecture -- Domestic; Dwellings -- Illinois -- Skokie; Housing -- Illinois -- Skokie; Skokie (Ill.) -- History; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History; Homes; Residences; Maps; Church...
    • This street guide and map, which originally cost 50 cents, identifies all the streets in Skokie and Lincolnwood, as well as all the schools and religious buildings (churches and synagogues) in th area. The Chicago and Northwestern Railway and the...
    • My Hearts in Niles Center Sheet Music.

    • Architecture -- Domestic; Dwellings -- Illinois -- Skokie; Housing -- Illinois -- Skokie; Skokie (Ill.) -- History; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History; Homes; Residences; Advertising -- Real...
    • This sheet music, written by Caspar Nathan and L. E. Delson, was the official song of the Greater Niles Center Association. The song, as seen in the lyrics, was used to promote Niles Center to prospective real estate developers and buyers. In the...
    • On the Way to Suffield Terrace Letter.

    • Architecture -- Domestic; Dwellings -- Illinois -- Skokie; Housing -- Illinois -- Skokie; Skokie (Ill.) -- History; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History; Homes; Residences; Advertising -- Real...
    • This promotional letter from Krenn & Datos General Sales Manager, P. D. Angell, gives the reader directions to Suffield Terrace from Downtown Chicago. In the process of giving the directions, a comparision of land values is explored. How the...
    • Skokie Population Distribution in 1945, 1955 and 1964.

    • Architecture -- Domestic; Dwellings -- Illinois -- Skokie; Housing -- Illinois -- Skokie; Skokie (Ill.) -- History; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History; Homes; Residences; Maps; Population;...
    • This poster shows the population distribution in Skokie in 1945, 1955 and 1964 using maps and aerial photographs from 1928 and 1964. The population grew from 9,570 in 1945 to 67,895 in 1964. The largest concentrations of people appear to be near...
    • Trojan Transport Play Script

    • Schools; Schools -- Illinois; Students; Teachers; Plays;
    • This play script is for Trojan Transport , the 1949 Niles Township High School senior class farewell play. A class will for the senior class was part of the production.
    • Pictorial Supplement from the Lincolnite Newspaper.

    • Architecture -- Domestic; Dwellings -- Illinois -- Skokie; Housing -- Illinois -- Skokie; Skokie (Ill.) -- History; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History; Homes; Residences; Advertising;...
    • This pictorial supplement focuses on the developement of Niles Center. Some of the featured subjects are local banks, churches, businesses, and schools. Local merchants and businessmen and Village officials are featured, as are the Village Hall,...
    • The Making of Edens Highway Photograph Album : 1950-1956

    • Automobiles; Construction; Contractors; Expressways; Express highways -- Illinois; Express highways -- Illinois -- Chicago Metropolitan Area; Highways; Road construction; Roads; Transportation;
    • This photo album includes photographs with notes of the construction of the Edens Highway, and information about the construction, contractors, and its namesake, William Grant Edens.
    • Niles Township Repulicans Letter

    • Associations, institutions, etc.; Clubs; Illinois -- Politics and government;
    • This Niles Township Repulicans letter is from George E. Blameuser, Committeeman to Earl Kistner and the Honorable William N. Erickson, President of the Cook County Board. The letter is a recommendation to employ Robert Boehning as a laborer at the...
    • Niles Township High School Diploma

    • Schools; Schools -- Illinois; Graduation ceremonies; Students;
    • This Niles Township High School diploma belonged to Barbara June Dischert and was signed by the superintendent of the school district, J. A. Mason and members of the board of education, Leo Bushey and Clyde Anderson.
    • Niles Township High School 1949 Junior Prom Dance Card

    • Schools; Schools -- Illinois; Students; Teachers; Dance parties; Recreation; Restaurants, lunch rooms, etc.;
    • This Niles Township High School 1949 Junior Prom dance card most likely belonged to Anna Schnur who attended the dance with Charles Roehm, whose card is included in the dance card. According to the card, after the dance they went to College Inn....
    • Newspaper Advertisement for Lonnquists Northwestern L Terminal Subdivision.

    • Architecture -- Domestic; Dwellings -- Illinois -- Skokie; Housing -- Illinois -- Skokie; Skokie (Ill.) -- History; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History; Homes; Residences; Advertising -- Real...
    • This Newspaper Advertisement for Lonnquists Northwestern L Terminal Subdivision included the area bound by Lincoln Ave. to the East, Main St. to the North, and Cleveland St. to the South. The advertisement describes the business district and the...
    • Map of Niles Center (Skokie).

    • Architecture -- Domestic; Dwellings -- Illinois -- Skokie; Housing -- Illinois -- Skokie; Skokie (Ill.) -- History; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History; Homes; Maps; Cemeteries; Recreation;...
    • This map, which was part of a W. P .A. project in June of 1939, was an Index to an Atlas of Niles Center. The street map indentifies all of the streets in Skokie in 1939, as well as the Chicago and Nortwest Railway and the Skokie Swift L Line. ...
    • Krenn & Dato Blueprint Map.

    • Architecture -- Domestic; Dwellings -- Illinois -- Skokie; Housing -- Illinois -- Skokie; Skokie (Ill.) -- History; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History; Homes; Maps; Blueprints; Construction;...
    • This map is of the proposed subdivision developments of Krenn and Dato. Each subdivision is identified with a number. The majority of the subdivisions are in Niles Center (Skokie), however some are in Chicago. Some of the Niles Center...
    • Niles Township High School First Floor Layout

    • Schools; Schools -- Illinois; School buildings -- Illinois; Maps; Architecture;
    • This map is of the layout of the Niles Township High Schools first floor. This includes: the auditorium, music wing, first floor art rooms, industrial arts classrooms, shop classroooms, girls gymnasium and dance area, boys gymnasium and wrestling...
    • Map of Peter Dahms Addition to Niles Center.

    • Architecture -- Domestic; Dwellings -- Illinois -- Skokie; Housing -- Illinois -- Skokie; Skokie (Ill.) -- History; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History; Homes; Maps; Construction; Roads;...
    • This map is a survey of land owned by Peter Dahm and his wife, Wilhelmina Gertrude Dahm. The 23.99 acres were subdivided into lots by the surveyor, Fred Norlin. The triangular shaped area owned by the Dahms was bordered by the Chicago Northwest...
    • Lions Club Letter

    • Associations, institutions, etc.; Clubs;
    • This Lions Club letter is from Elmer W. Rietz, Secretary of the Skokie Lions Club to George Blameuser, member. It is a request for membership dues that George Blamesuer had not paid and a request that he stay with the organization and not resign as...
    • Letter to Mayor Albert J. Smith

    • Illinois -- Politics and government; Skokie (Ill.) -- Politics and government; Associations, institutions, etc.; Holocaust survivors;
    • This letter to Mayor Smith from Abram Swajger, President of Sheerit Hapleitah of Metropolitan Chicago, Holocaust Memorial Committee is a thank you for his speech at the Holocaust Memorial groundbreaking and for the Villages efforts to create the...
    • Downtown Merchants and Property Owners Letter to the Village of Skokie

    • Skokie (Ill.) -- Politics and government; Associations, institutions, etc.; Clubs; Business enterprises; Libraries -- Illinois; Residences; Homes; Traffic signs and signals; Transportation;
    • This letter submitted by Norman Schack on behalf of Skokies Downtown Merchants and Property Owners suggests the necessity to redevelop the downtown area, and addresses issues regarding traffic, parking, and property use. In the letter, the group...

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