Skokie Historical Society

Organizations of Skokie, Illinois

1900 through 1992

 

Previously known as NILES CENTRE or NILES CENTER, Illinois


SKOKIE HISTORICAL SOCIETY - 8031 Floral Avenue - Skokie, Illinois 60077

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Bachelor Maiden Club of Niles Center Group Portrait, circa 1900

The Bachelor Maiden Club members. Shown left to right: Alma Klehm; Louise Stielow; Emma Kruse; Lucille Harrer; Ann Schmitt; Florence Klehm; Elsie Stielow; Mae Stielow.

Niles Centre Bachelor Maidens Party Invitation, 1907

Junior Maidens Club of Niles Center Group Portrait, circa 1910

The Bachelor Maiden Club members. People shown (left to right): Back row -- Mabel Ruesch; Evelyn Brown; Irene Klehm; Myrtle Harms; Middle row -- Jeanette Proesel; Grace Klehm; Ruth Fromhold; Pearl Klehm; Front row -- Jessy Gay; Gertrude Kindt; Ruby Klehm; Minnie Jarmuth.

Niles Center Athletic Club, circa 1910

The Niles Center Athletic Club baseball team. People shown (left to right): Standing -- Hachmeister; Walter Baumann; George (Lordy) Remke; Rose; Waldo Brown; Walter Baumhardt; Sitting -- John Busscher; George Schmidt; Harold Klehm; Albert (Buddy) Bauman.

Niles Center World War I Volunteers, 1917

Wartime volunteers before leaving for Camp Grant in Rockford, Illinois. People shown (back, left to right): Joe Weiss; unidentified; Howard Klehm; unidentified; unidentified; unidentified; unidentified; unidentified; Meinke (first name unknown). (front, left to right): unidentified; unidentified; unidentified; Penny Baumann; Arthur Stielow; unidentified; Bucknerhauer (first name unknown).

Women's Patriotic Service League Rally, 1918

The Women's Patriotic Service League rally after World War I held on the southeast corner of Oakton Street and Lincoln Avenue.

Women's Patriotic Service League Parade, 1918

The Women's Patriotic Service League parade traveling south on Lincoln Avenue at Oakton Street, passing the Blameuser Building.

Women's Patriotic Service League Parade, 1918

The Women's Patriotic Service League parade traveling south on Lincoln Avenue at Niles Center Road.

Women's Patriotic Service League Parade, 1918

The Women's Patriotic Service League parade.

Women's Patriotic Service League Parade, 1918

The Women's Patriotic Service League parade traveling south on Lincoln Avenue at Niles Center Road. Businesses shown:  The Niles Center Mercantile, W. L. Wagner building.

Women's Patriotic Service League Parade Postcard, 1918

The Women's Patriotic Service League parade traveling south on Lincoln Avenue toward Oakton Street. Shown: fifteen men carrying the village's new American flag; followed by Liberty Bell float carrying Helen Siegel with Jackie Bernard Hoss and Private Weber of Tessville.

Women's Patriotic Service League Parade, 1918

The Women's Patriotic Service League parade traveling north on Floral Avenue.

Women's Patriotic Service League Parade, 1918

The Women's Patriotic Service League parade traveling north on Floral Avenue at Brown Street.

Niles Center Baseball Team, before 1920

The Niles Center baseball team prior to World War I. People shown (left to right): Fred Hachmeister; GeorgeRemke; Walter Baumann; Art Stielow; Harold Klehm.

Niles Center Glamour Girls Group, circa 1922

The Niles Center Glamour Girls group. People shown (left to right): Agnes Dahm; Irene Blameuser; Helen Siegel; Catherine Nelson; Agnes Blameuser; Frances Blameuser; Marie Miller; Caroline Harrer; Margaret Lies.

Niles Center Woman's Club, 1930s

The Woman's Club members are not identified.

Cosmos Club of Illinois Yearbook, 1931

Luxemburg Brotherhood of America Convention, 1937

The Luxembourg Brotherhood of America Convention taken in front of St. Peter Catholic School located at 8146 Niles Center Road.

Catholic Order of Foresters of Niles Center Stationery, 1937

Luxembourg Brotherhood of America Officers, 1938

Luxembourg Brotherhood of America Officers. Back row (from Left to Right): Anthony Krier, Anthony Seul, Valentine Krier, William Biegert, Adam Hohs. Front row: Nickolas Kalmes, Franicis Seul, Martin Krier, Paul Hermes, Joseph Freres.

Luxembourg Brotherhood of America Bowling League, 1939

The Luxembourg Brotherhood of America Bowling League at the Niles Center Recreation Rooms located at 8146 Floral Avenue. The men are not identified.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard, 1940s

The original Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Honor Guard. The men are not identified.

Women's Auxiliary of America Group, 1943

The Women's Auxiliary of America Legion Post #320. Frances Wuerth shown at the piano. All others are not identified.

American Legion Hall Building, 1950s

The American Legion Post #320 Hall Building was located at 8212 Lincoln Avenue.

VFW Post 3854 Opening Ceremony, 1950s

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3854 is located at 7401 Lincoln Avenue.

Skokie Drum & Bugle Corps Members, 1950s

The Skokie Drum & Bugle Corps of the American Legion Post 320 in the Armed Forces Day parade. The Corps is shown marching south on Lincoln Avenue just south of Oakton Street.

Skokie Drum & Bugle Corps Members, 1950s

The Skokie Drum & Bugle Corps of the American Legion Post 320 National Championship celebration performance at the Niles East High School football field.

Skokie Drum & Bugle Corps Truck, 1954

The Skokie Drum & Bugle Corps of the American Legion Post 320 truck. Person shown: Len Pierkerski. The Skokie Post 320 was located at 8212 Lincoln Avenue.

Skokie Drum & Bugle Corps Recording Session, 1955

The Skokie Drum & Bugle Corps of the American Legion Post 320 at a recording session at Wilmette Junior High School.

Skokie Drum & Bugle Corps Members, 1955

The Skokie Drum & Bugle Corps of the American Legion Post 320 at the Memorial Day Parade at Niles East High School.

Skokie Drum & Bugle Corps Group, 1956

The Skokie Drum & Bugle Corps of the American Legion Post 320 at the American Legion National Convention at Randall's Island in New York City.

Skokie Drum & Bugle Corps Drum Section, 1956

The drum section of the Skokie Drum & Bugle Corps of the American Legion Post 320 was located at 8212 Lincoln Avenue. People shown (left to right): back row -- George Munser; Unidentified; Unidentified; front row -- Slingerland Rep; Frank Arsenault; Unidentified; Len Penk.

Junior Fire Marshall Parade, 1960s

The Junior Fire Marshall Parade marching north on Lincoln Avenue just north of Oakton Street. Businesses shown: Oakton Drugs, Skokie Camera, Marge's Flower Shop, Skokie Variety.

Skokie Caucus and Township Citizens Party Group, circa 1960

The Skokie Caucus and Township Citizens Party slate.

H.R.H. Charlotte Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, 1963

The Luxembourg Brotherhood of America members at a royal visit reception. People shown (left to right): Her Royal Highness Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg; Joseph J. Witry, Sr. Counsel General Of Luxembourg.

Skokie Knights of Columbus Council No. 3243 Directory,  1965

Niles Center Woman's Club, 1968

The Woman's Club Members are not identified.

Skokie Valley Chapter of The Lyric Guild Stationery, 1970

League of Women Voters Booklet, 1972

Jewish War Veteran Post 328 Members, 1972

The members of the Jewish War Veteran Post 328. People shown (left to right): I. Stoller, S. Fierstein, S. Cohen, Mayor Al Smith, J. Lome, L. Katznelson.

Skokie Valley Concert Choir Incorporation Papers, 1972

Skokie Valley Symphony Season Program Brochure, 1972

Woman's Club of Skokie Yearbook, 1973

The Garden Club of Skokie Yearbook, 1992

Skokie Chamber of Commerce Luncheon Handout, 1992

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