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    • Smith's Shoes

    • Cizek collection; Shoe stores ;
    • Ray N. Smith opened his shoe store in the late 1920s. He sold several brands of shoes for adults and children. Just a few doors north of Langworthy's clothing store, it was a convenient stop for local shoppers refreshing family wardrobes. The...
    • Bernard Motor Sales

    • Cizek collection; Chevrolet dealers; Chevy dealers; Oldsmobile dealers
    • The company that became Bernard Motor Sales, along with its sister store, Bernard Chevrolet, was started in 1914 in Libertyville by Mr. J. N. Bernard, Sr. at 611 N. Milwaukee Avenue. At that time their hand-operated gas pumps were just about the...
    • Paul J. Duba , Jr. Plumbing

    • Cizek collection
    • Mr. Duba owned and operated this plumbing establishment at 759 North Milwaukee Avenue. He advertised for plumbing and heating, with oil burners, water heaters, and "a complete line of plumbing supplies." Mr. Duba died in an automobile accident in...
    • A. R. Tinko & Sons

    • Cizek collection; Glass stores
    • A. R. Trinko owned this glass company with his two sons, Edward and Albert at 627 N. Second Street. A 1951 description of their business includes: "Dealers in flat glass of all kinds. Glazing contracts, creators, designers, and craftsman in flat...
    • Community Food Mart

    • Cizek collection
    • This family-owned food store was owned by the Molidor family. It was known as Molidor Grocery and Market as well as the Community Food Mart. The mart was located on the west side of Milwaukee Avenue between Sunnyside Place and McKinley Avenue. Note...
    • Langworthy's Department Store

    • Cizek collection; Clothing stores
    • In 1911 Earl T. Langworthy bought W. W. Carroll's dry goods store at 503 N. Milwaukee Avenue and put his name on a store that would span 89 years and three generations of business in Libertyville. As business expanded, the store had several...
    • Bernard Motor Sales

    • Cizek collection; Used car dealers; Chevrolet dealers; Chevy dealers; Oldsmobile dealers
    • The company that became Bernard Motor Sales, along with its sister store, Bernard Chevrolet, was started in 1914 in Libertyville by Mr. J. N. Bernard, Sr. at 611 N. Milwaukee Avenue. At that time their hand-operated gas pumps were just about the...
    • Langworthy's Department Store

    • Cizek collection; Clothing stores; Clothes stores
    • In 1911 Earl T. Langworthy bought W. W. Carroll's dry goods store at 503 N. Milwaukee Avenue and put his name on a store that would span 89 years and three generations of business in Libertyville. As business expanded, the store had several...

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