Skokie Historical Society

Businesses of Skokie, Illinois

circa 1870 through circa 1900

 

Previously known as NILES CENTRE or NILES CENTER, Illinois


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Niles Centre House - Peter Blameuser Building, circa 1870

The Niles Centre House was located on Lincoln Avenue at Warren Avenue.  The sixteen people are not identified.

Paroubek's Harness Maker Building, 1884

The Ivan Paroubek's Harness Maker building was located at 8045 Lincoln Avenue, just north of Warren Avenue. People shown: Ivan Paroubek on far right; others  not identified.

Emil Blameuser's Greenhouse Interior, late 1880s.

Emil Blameuser is picking flowers. The note on the postcard says, 'Inside view of our sweet pea ranch'.

Paroubek's Harness Maker Shop, 1893

The Ivan Paroubek's Harness Maker shop was located at 8045 Lincoln Avenue. The people are not identified.

Paroubek's Harness Maker Shop, 1898

The Ivan Paroubek's Harness Maker shop was located at 8045 Lincoln Avenue.  Ivan Paroubek, Sr. shown.

P. Baumhardt Horseshoer & Wagonmaker Building, circa 1890

The P. Baumhardt Horseshoer & Wagonmaker building was located on the northwest corner of Lincoln Avenue and Galitz Street. The people are not identified.

Blameuser Building, 1895

The Blameuser building was located on the northwest corner of Oakton Street and Lincoln Avenue.

The Cheap Store - Klehm & Sons Building, circa 1896

The Cheap Store - Klehm & Sons was located on the southwest corner of Lincoln Avenue and Oakton Street. Children shown (left to right): Edna Ruby Klehm, Louise Pearl Klehm, Irene Alma Klehm. Women shown (left to right): Sophia Jarmuth Kindt, Louise Jarmuth Klehm. Men To the Right of Women: Edwin T. Klehm, George C Klehm.

Ludwig Schmitt's Carnation Greenhouse, late 1800s

Ludwig Schmitt's Carnation Greenhouse Interior, late 1800s

Charles August Schmitt is picking carnations.

Klehm's Tavern Interior, pre 1900

The Klehm's Tavern was located in Klehm's General Store on the southwest corner of Lincoln Avenue and Oakton Street. Shown seated at table (left to right): unidentified; unidentified; Mr. Pfeiffer. Shown standing (left to right): unidentified; Mr. Glauner; Bluder Hachmeister.

Klehm Brothers Store, circa 1900

The Klehm Brothers Groceries and Dry Goods store was located on the southwest corner of Lincoln Avenue and Oakton Street.  The five men are not identified.

Klehm's General Store Interior, circa 1900

The Klehm's General Store was located on the southwest corner of Lincoln Avenue and Oakton Street. The people are not identified.

Samuel Meyer General Store, circa 1900

The Samuel Meyer General Store was located on the west side of Lincoln Avenue just north of Galitz Street. The people are not identified.

Samuel Meyer Groceries Building, circa 1900

The Samuel Meyer Groceries building was located on the west side of the 7900 block of Lincoln Avenue, just south of the Niles Center Theatre. The people not identified. Business shown: Scherer, Undertaker.

Peter Dahm Greenhouse, circa 1900

The Peter Dahm greenhouse was located on Gross Point Road north of Dempster Street.

Adam Barg's Place Storefront, circa 1900

The Adam Barg's Place was located on the west side of the 8000 block of Lincoln Avenue. The men are not identified.

Niles Center Hotel Interior, circa 1900

The Niles Center Hotel was located on the southeast corner of Lincoln Avenue and Oakton Street. People shown (left to right): unidentified; Mrs. Rose; Fritz Rose (with mustache and hat); possibly Constable Andrew Schmitz next to Fritz Rose.

Lorenz Schaub Tavern, early 1900s

The Lorenz Schaub Tavern was located at 7923 Lincoln Avenue. The man on the horse drawn wagon is not identified.

B. Doetsch - Truck Gardener, Gross Point, early 1900s

The Doetsch Homestead was located on Gross Point Road north of Golf Road.

Emil Blameuser Greenhouse, early 1900s

The Emil Blameuser greenhouse was located on the south side of the 5000 block of Warren Street.

Robert Siegel Cigar Store, early 1900s

The Robert Siegel Cigar Store was located on the west side of the 8000 block of Lincoln Avenue.

Niles Center Theatre, early 1900s

The Niles Center Theatre was located at 7924 Lincoln Avenue.

Schoening Wagon Maker Building, early 1900s

The Schoening Wagon Maker building was located at 7902 Lincoln Avenue. The four men are not identified.

Schoeneberger's General Store Interior, early 1900s

The Schoeneberger's General Merchandise store was located on the southwest corner of Lincoln Avenue and Brown Street.

Schoeneberger's General Store Interior, early 1900s

The Schoeneberger's General Merchandise store was located on the southwest corner of Lincoln Avenue and Brown Street.

Schoeneberger Brothers Storage Building, early 1900s

The Schoeneberger Brothers storage building was located on the southwest corner at Lincoln Avenue and Brown Street. The four men are not identified.

Emil H. Blameuser Greenhouse, early 1900s

The Emil Blameuser greenhouse was located on the south side of the 5000 block of Warren Avenue.

Peter Barg Saloon-Dan Lumpp Groceries, early 1900s

The Peter Barg Sharp Corner Saloon and Dan Lumpp Groceries were located in the vicinity of Gross Point Road at Golf Road . The people are not identified.

Drug Store of Niles Center Building, early 1900s

The Drug Store of Niles Center building was located on the east side of Lincoln Avenue just south of Oakton Street.

Frank A. Gabel Store, early 1900s

The Frank A. Gabel store was located at 8118 Lincoln Avenue.

M.M. Gabel Stoves, Tin & Hardware Shop, circa 1900

The M.M. Gabel Stoves, Tin & Hardware shop was located at 8122 Lincoln Avenue. The woman and child are not identified.

M. M. Gabel Stoves, Tin & Hardware Shop, early 1900s

The M.M. Gabel Stoves, Tin & Hardware shop and residence was located at 8122 Lincoln Avenue.  

Gabel Workshop Interior, early 1900s

This workshop was probably in the M.M. Gabel Stoves, Tin & Hardware shop which was located at 8122 Lincoln Avenue. The two men are not identified.

Frank A. Gabel Store Interior, early 1900s

This store was probably the Frank Gabel store which was located at 8118 Lincoln Avenue. The man is not identified.

Niles Center Hotel, 1900s

The Niles Center Hotel was located on the southeast corner of Lincoln Avenue and Oakton Street. The people are not identified.

Niles Center State Bank in the Blameuser Building, 1900s

The Niles Center State Bank was in the Peter Blameuser Building located on the northwest corner of Lincoln Avenue and Oakton Street.

Stielow and Lies Greenhouses, 1900s

The Lies and Stielow greenhouses were located on Floral Avenue and Cleveland Street.

Niles Center Post Office, 1901

The Niles Center Post Office was located in the Schoeneberger General Store. The Schoeneberger General Store was located on the southwest corner of Lincoln Avenue and Brown Street.

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