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Browsing items in: Skokie History Project

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    • Niles Center Garage Business Card, before 1940

    • Advertising; Automobiles; Business enterprises;
    • Business card of the Niles Center Garage in Niles Center, Illinois, before 1940. The card reads: "Niles Center Garage. Automobile Repairing & Store Agent For Maxwell Cars." This business card is Part of the collection of the Skokie Historical...
    • Canton Restaurant Photograph, circa 1960

    • Advertising; Automobiles; Business enterprises; Restaurants, lunch rooms, etc.; Signs and signboards;
    • Photograph of the Canton Restaurant, located at 8007 Lincoln Avenue in Skokie, Illinois, circa 1960. Shown: automobiles parked in front of the restaurant; advertising on building for Coca-Cola. This photograph is part of the collection of the...
    • Canton Restaurant Photograph, circa 1960

    • Advertising; Automobiles; Business enterprises; Restaurants, lunch rooms, etc.; Signs and signboards;
    • Photograph of the Canton Restaurant, located at 8007 Lincoln Avenue in Skokie, Illinois, circa 1960. Shown: automobile parked in front of the restaurant; advertising on building for Coca-Cola. This photograph is part of the collection of the Skokie...
    • Womens Patriotic Service League Rally Photograph, 1918

    • Advertising; Automobiles; Clubs; Hotels, taverns, etc.; Parades; Signs and signboards; World War, 1914-1918;
    • Photograph of the Womens Patriotic Service League rally after World War I in Niles Center, Illinois on July 14, 1918. The rally was held on the southeast corner of Oakton Street and Lincoln Avenue. The Blameuser Building is shown in the...
    • Ludwig Luebbers Blacksmith Advertisement Card, 1890s

    • Advertising; Blacksmith shops; Business enterprises; Carriages and carts; Horses;
    • An advertisement card for Ludwig Luebbers, Blacksmith in Niles Center, Illinois in the 1890s. Card reads: "Ludwig Luebbers, Horse Shoes, Blacksmithing, And Wagon Making. Niles Centre, - Cook County, Ill. Wagons, Buggies, Express, Lumber, One-Horse...
    • M. H. Schmitz Business Card, early 1900s

    • Advertising; Bowling; Business enterprises; Recreation; Sports;
    • Business card from M.H. Schmitz, from the early 1900s. The card Reads: "M. H. Schmitz, Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars. Regulation Bowling Alleys. Telephone 224. Market days 1st Tuesday and 3rd Thursday of each Month. Niles Centre, ILL." This...
    • Cream Crest Farms, Inc. Order Form, 1968

    • Advertising; Business enterprises; Dairying;
    • March 1968 delivery ordering form for Cream Crest Farms, Inc., located at 10001 Skokie Boulevard in Skokie, Illinois. The order form reads: "Tested and Approved Protection. Telephones. Alpine 1-3330. Enterprise 1786. Orchard 3-1130. Cream Crest...
    • Hackers Vegetable Stand Business Card, 1965

    • Advertising; Business enterprises; Farm produce; Farms; Truck farming;
    • Business card of the Hacker Greenhouse and Vegetable Stand in Niles Center, Illinois in 1965. The card reads: "Skokie 840. R.C. Hacker & Sons. Bedding and Vegetable Plants. Niles Center Road And Touhy Avenue. Skokie, Illinois." This business card...
    • The 19th Tee Business Card, circa 1915

    • Advertising; Business enterprises; Hotels, taverns, etc.;
    • Business card for the tavern owned by Peter Hohs and his son Bernard located on Kenton Street at Gross Point Road in the neighborhood of Sharp Corner in Niles Center, Illinois, circa 1915. The card reads: "Phone Morton Grove 26. The 19th Tee. Peter...
    • Alfs Hall Grand Dance Admission Ticket, 1927

    • Advertising; Clubs; Dance parties; Social participation;
    • Admission ticket to the Grand Dance sponsored by the Oakton Sunshine Club at Alfs Hall in Niles Center, Illinois on Saturday, February 6, 1926. Shown here are both sides of the ticket, side by side. The front of the card (left) shows the name of...
    • Fun Fair Amusement Park Entrance Photograph, 1960

    • Amusement centers; Automobile parking; Automobiles; Business enterprises; Recreation;
    • Photograph of the Fun Fair amusement park in September 1960, located on southeast corner of Skokie Boulevard and Golf Road in Skokie, Illinois. Shown: automobiles in parking lot and people entering the amusement park through the Fun Fair entrance...
    • Fun Fair Amusement Park Photograph, 1950s

    • Amusement centers; Business enterprises; Recreation;
    • Photograph of the Fun Fair amusement park in the 1950s, located at the southeast corner of Skokie Boulevard and Golf Road in Skokie, Illinois. Shown: train ride pulls out of a tunnel. Sign reads: "Fun Fair." This photograph is part of the...
    • Fun Fair Amusement Park Wild Mouse Photograph, 1960

    • Amusement centers; Business enterprises; Recreation;
    • Photograph of the Fun Fair amusement park in September 1960, located on southeast corner of Skokie Boulevard and Golf Road in Skokie, Illinois. Shown: people riding the Wild Mouse roller coaster. This photograph is part of the collection of the...
    • Fun Fair Amusement Park Rides Photograph, 1960

    • Amusement centers; Business enterprises; Recreation;
    • Photograph of the Fun Fair amusement park in September 1960, located on the southeast corner of Skokie Boulevard and Golf Road in Skokie, Illinois. Shown: Wild Mouse ride (on left) and merry-go-round (on right). This photograph is part of the...
    • 8000 Block of Lincoln Avenue Photograph, 1987

    • Antiques; Automobiles; Business enterprises; Stores, Retail;
    • Photograph of the 8000 Block of Lincoln Avenue in Skokie, Illinois. Shown: east side of Lincoln Avenue; 8023 and 8025 Lincoln Avenue in Skokie, Illinois in February of 1987. The buildings were razed in 1987. Stores shown (left to right): Clock...
    • Bronx Apartment Building Photograph, 1926

    • Apartments;
    • Photograph of one of the Bronx Apartment buildings in Niles Center, Illinois in 1926. This building is located at 8935 Skokie Boulevard. Shown: twelve-flat brick apartment building constructed in 1926. The Bronx Apartment buildings were part of a...
    • Bronx Avenue North from Dempster Street Photograph, 1926

    • Apartments; Automobiles; Business enterprises; Hotels, taverns, etc.; Municipal services; Road construction;
    • Photograph of Bronx Avenue north from Dempster Street in Niles Center, Illinois in 1926. Shown (left to right): Bronx Building housing the Bronx Inn; Real Estate Office of M.J. Faherty (background left behind automobile); unidentified men working...
    • Bronx Building Photograph, 1929

    • Apartments; Automobiles; Business enterprises; Restaurants, lunch rooms, etc.; Signs and signboards; Stores, Retail;
    • Photograph of the Bronx Building in Niles Center, Illinois in 1929. The building was located at 4940 Dempster Street, on the northwest corner of Dempster Street and Bronx Avenue. Shown: The Bronx Building housing a drug store (left) and the Bronx...
    • Bronx Building Photograph, 1926

    • Apartments; Business enterprises; Signs and signboards;
    • Photograph of the Bronx Building located at 4940 Dempster Street, on the northwest corner of Dempster Street and Bronx Avenue, in Niles Center, Illinois in 1926. The Bronx Building was constructed in 1927 for $170,000 just before the Depression to...
    • Old Orchard Events Newspaper.

    • Architecture -- Domestic; Dwellings -- Illinois -- Skokie; Housing -- Illinois -- Skokie; Skokie (Ill.) -- History; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History; Advertising; Shopping centers --...
    • This 1958 newspaper presented Old Orchard Shopping Center events and advertisements. Old Orchard Shopping Center opened on October 25, 1956. Events discussed in the articles included the 2nd Annual Sports Car Show and the expansion of Walgreens. ...
    • 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.
    • Members of Swenson Brothers next to College Hill Properties Sign.

    • Architecture -- Domestic; Dwellings -- Illinois -- Skokie; Housing -- Illinois -- Skokie; Skokie (Ill.) -- History; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History; Homes
    • Members of Swenson Brothers next to College Hill Properties Sign. Eugene L. Swenson is standing on far left. The sign reads, New Addition Now Open. Swenson Brothers College Hill Properties. Large Lots 177 Feet Deep. 30 ft., 40 ft. 60 Ft. Frontage. ...
    • Advertisement for Street Lights used in College Hill Subdivision.

    • Architecture -- Domestic; Dwellings -- Illinois -- Skokie; Housing -- Illinois -- Skokie; Skokie (Ill.) -- History; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History; Homes; Advertising -- Real estate...
    • Image of one type of street light used in the College Hill Subdivsion. The street light is the Form 18 Novalux, Ornamental Lantern Unit, Granite Opalescent panels, type RK casing.
    • Architectural Rendering of the Sanitary District New Church Street Bridge at McCormick Boulevard.

    • Architecture -- Domestic; Dwellings -- Illinois -- Skokie; Housing -- Illinois -- Skokie; Skokie (Ill.) -- History; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History; Homes; Architecture; Architects; Bridges;...
    • Architectural Rendering of the Sanitary District New Church Street Bridge at McCormick Boulevard. The image was copyrighted by Eugene L. Swenson. There is text on the back of the photograph, which reads, Photographic reproduction of a painting...
    • Architectural Rendering of the North Shore Channel.

    • Architecture -- Domestic; Dwellings -- Illinois -- Skokie; Housing -- Illinois -- Skokie; Skokie (Ill.) -- History; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History; Homes; Architecture; Architects; Bridges;...
    • Architectural Rendering of the North Shore Channel (As it could be developed and beautified North of Dempster Street.). Visualized by Eugene L. Swenson. View is of channel and surrounding neighborhood, looking East-Northeast toward Evanston and...
    • Portrait of Albert O. Swenson.

    • Architecture -- Domestic; Dwellings -- Illinois -- Skokie; Housing -- Illinois -- Skokie; Skokie (Ill.) -- History; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History; Homes; Automobiles;
    • Portrait of Albert O. Swenson. Albert Swenson died in an auto accident in November of 1924. On the back of the photo is written, Return to E. L. Swenson, 5531 N. Clark St. and crossed out, A. O. Swenson Auto Death..
    • Church St. Bus.

    • Architecture -- Domestic; Dwellings -- Illinois -- Skokie; Housing -- Illinois -- Skokie; Skokie (Ill.) -- History; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History; Homes; Automobiles; Buses; Transportation;
    • Church St. Bus Number 47 in College Hill Subdivision.
    • Church St. in College Hill Subdivision

    • Architecture -- Domestic; Dwellings -- Illinois -- Skokie; Housing -- Illinois -- Skokie; Skokie (Ill.) -- History; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History; Homes; Automobiles; Offices; Roads;...
    • Church St. in College Hill Subdivision, looking at College Hill. The business office,cars, telephone lines and street lights visible.
    • Check from Swenson Brothers.

    • Architecture -- Domestic; Dwellings -- Illinois -- Skokie; Housing -- Illinois -- Skokie; Skokie (Ill.) -- History; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History; Homes; Banks and banking; Taxation;
    • Check from Swenson Brothers to Ferd C. Baumann [sic] , Village Collector, for taxes on College Hill properties. Check is for $46,430.84. It is a photograph of the check in photograph of Ernest E. Ellington and Fred L. Bauman. The check was signed...
    • College Hill Public School Building.

    • Architecture -- Domestic; Dwellings -- Illinois -- Skokie; Housing -- Illinois -- Skokie; Skokie (Ill.) -- History; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History; Homes; Children; Church buildings; Schools
    • College Hill Public School Building. Notice the children looking out the windows, and the residences under construction in the distance. The school was converted from the North Shore Lutheran Church College Hill Chapel.
    • College Hill School Class Photograph.

    • Architecture -- Domestic; Dwellings -- Illinois -- Skokie; Housing -- Illinois -- Skokie; Skokie (Ill.) -- History; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History; Homes; Children; Schools; Students;...
    • Teachers and students in front of the College Hill School.
    • North Shore Lutheran Church College Hill Chapel.

    • Architecture -- Domestic; Dwellings -- Illinois -- Skokie; Housing -- Illinois -- Skokie; Skokie (Ill.) -- History; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History; Homes; Church buildings; Schools;
    • North Shore Lutheran Church College Hill Chapel. It was later converted into the College Hill Public School. According to the sign, church school began at 10:00 a.m. and worship at 11:00 a.m. The building was located at the Southeast corner of...
    • Groundbreaking Ceremony in College Hill.

    • Architecture -- Domestic; Dwellings -- Illinois -- Skokie; Housing -- Illinois -- Skokie; Skokie (Ill.) -- History; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies; Suburbs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History; Homes; Construction;
    • Dedication of First Building in College Hill, First Spade of Earth Turned. Eugene L. Swenson is standing right of center woman with shovel.

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