Skokie Historical Society

Businesses of Skokie, Illinois

1947 through 1991

 

Previously known as NILES CENTRE or NILES CENTER, Illinois


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Ace Hardware Building, 1947

The Ace Hardware Stores building is located at 5035 Oakton Street.

First National Bank of Skokie Building, 1950s

The First National Bank of Skokie was located at 8001 Lincoln Avenue.  Businesses shown: Center Grocery & Market.

Skokie Federal Savings Bank Building, 1950s

The Skokie Federal Savings Bank building was located at 7944 Lincoln Avenue.

Old Orchard Shopping Center under Construction, 1950s

This Old Orchard Shopping Center view is shown looking east down Old Orchard Road  from Edens Highway.

Haben Funeral Home Building, 1950s

The Haben Funeral Home building is located at 8057 Niles Center Road.

Hacker Greenhouse, 1960s

The Hacker residence, greenhouses, and barns were located at 7200 Niles Center Road.

Rand McNally & Company Building, 1960s

The Rand McNally & Company building is located at 8255 Central Park Avenue.

First National Bank of Skokie Building, mid-1960s

The First National Bank of Skokie was located at 8001 Lincoln Avenue.

Sinclair Gas Station, circa 1960

The Sinclair Gas Station was located on the southeast corner of Lincoln Avenue and Oakton Street.

Mrs. Boeck's Confectionary Store, circa 1960

The Mrs. Boeck's Confectionary Store was located at 7947 Lincoln Avenue.

Suburbia Fine Furniture and Apple Clothing Stores, circa 1960

The Suburbia Fine Furniture building was located at 8045 Lincoln Avenue and the Apple Clothing store was located at 8051 Lincoln Avenue.

Canton Restaurant Building, circa 1960

The Canton Restaurant building was located at 8007 Lincoln Avenue.

Oakton Street Businesses, circa 1960

Businesses on the 5100 Block of Oakton Street are shown: Oakton Barber Shop, located at 5112 Oakton Street; Able Currency Exchange, located at 5108 Oakton Street; Skokie Paint & Wallpaper, located at 5102 Oakton Street.

Skokie Music Center and Eunice's Hair Salon, circa 1960

The Skokie Music Center and Eunice's Hair Salon was located at 8020 Lincoln Avenue.

Pure Gas Station, circa 1960

The Pure Gas Station was located on the northeast corner of Lincoln Avenue and Galitz Street.

Krier's Restaurant Building, circa 1960

The Krier's Restaurant building was located at 8014 Lincoln Avenue.

Oakton Drug Store and Skokie Camera Shop, circa 1960

The Oakton Drug Store was located at 8000 Lincoln Avenue and the Skokie Camera Shop was located at 8002 Lincoln Avenue.

Dr. Digilio and Boomer's Tap Building, circa 1960

Dr. Digilio's office was located at 5112 Oakton Street and Boomer's Tap was located at 5114 Oakton Street.

Siegel Cigar Store Building, circa 1960

The Siegel Cigar Store was located at 8022 Lincoln Avenue.

Duffy's Restaurant and Tavern Building, circa 1960

The Duffy's Restaurant and Tavern building was located at 8024 Lincoln Avenue.

Duffy's Tavern Demolition, 1960s

The Duffy's Tavern building was located at 8024 Lincoln Avenue.

Walgreen's Drug Store, circa 1960

The Walgreen's Drug Store was located at 7954 Lincoln Avenue.

Hahn's Hardware Store, circa 1960

The Hahn's Hardware Store was located at 8034 Lincoln Avenue.

Mancuso Chevrolet Street Sign, circa 1960

The Mancuso Chevrolet street sign located on the northwest corner of Lincoln Avenue and Galitz Street.

7928 Lincoln Avenue Building, circa 1960

The 7928 Lincoln Avenue building was occupied by the following businesses: Al Randall Music Studio; Laundry.

Huber's Finer Food Store, circa 1960

The Huber's Finer Food Store was located at 7926 Lincoln Avenue.

Raymond's Store and Christian Science Reading Room, circa 1960

The Raymond's Work-n-Sport store was located at 7914 Lincoln Avenue and the Christian Science Reading Room was located at 7916 Lincoln Avenue.,

Lincoln Avenue Businesses, circa 1960

The businesses from 7914 through 7918 Lincoln Avenue. Businesses shown: Accurate Detective Laboratories was located at 7914 Lincoln Avenue; the Christian Science Reading Room was located at 7916 Lincoln Avenue; Wally's AAA Barber Shop was located at 7918 Lincoln Avenue.

Eunice's Hair Styling Salon, circa 1960

The Eunice's Hair Styling Salon was located at 8020 Lincoln Avenue.

Skokie Theater Building Photograph, circa 1963

The Skokie Theater Building was located at 7924 Lincoln Avenue.

G.D. Searle & Company Photograph, circa 1965

The G.D. Searle & Co. building was located at 4901 Searle Parkway.

Old Orchard Shopping Center, 1967

The Old Orchard Shopping Center south mall.

First National Bank of Skokie Building, 1970s

The First National Bank of Skokie - Auto Banking building was located on Oakton Street just east of Lincoln Avenue.

North Shore Hilton Building, 1973

The North Shore Hilton was located at 9599 Skokie Boulevard.

North Shore Hilton Opening, 1973

The North Shore Hilton was located at 9599 Skokie Boulevard.

Skokie Federal Savings & Loan Building, late 1970s

The Skokie Federal Savings & Loan building was located at 4747 Dempster Street.

Hacker's Vegetable Stand Buildings, 1983

The Hacker residence, greenhouses, and barns were located at 7200 Niles Center Road.

First National Bank of Skokie Building, 1984

The First National Bank of Skokie building was located at 8001 Lincoln Avenue.

Old Orchard Shopping Center - Montgomery Ward Store, 1985

The Montgomery Ward store at the Old Orchard Shopping Center.

Old Orchard Shopping Center, 1985

The Old Orchard Shopping Center from the east entrance of Marshall Field & Co.

Skokie Trust & Savings Bank Building, 1985

The Skokie Trust & Savings Bank was located at 3601 Dempster Street.

8000 Block of Lincoln Avenue Photograph, 1987

The 8000 block of Lincoln Avenue was occupied by the following businesses: Clock Shoppe and Antiques; Brod Electric; Clothes Closet Tailors; Niles Township Legal Assistance Program.

Skokie Federal Savings & Loan Building, 1987

The Skokie Federal Savings & Loan building was located at 7954 Lincoln Avenue.

Portland Cement Association Building, 1987

The Portland Cement Association building is located at 5420 Old Orchard Road.

Portland Cement Association Building, 1987

The Portland Cement Association building is located at 5420 Old Orchard Road.

G.D. Searle & Company Building, 1987

The G.D. Searle & Co. building was located at 4901 Searle Parkway.

G.D. Searle & Company Building, 1987

The G.D. Searle & Co. building was located at 5200 Old Orchard Road.

Fortman's Greenhouse, 1987

The Fortman's greenhouse was located at 8505 Gross Point Road.

Affiliated Bank Building, 1991

The Affiliated Bank building was located at 7954 Lincoln Avenue.

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