Skokie Historical Society

Street Scenes of Skokie, Illinois

circa 1880 through 1926

 

Previously known as NILES CENTRE or NILES CENTER, Illinois


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Oakton Street west of Lincoln Avenue Postcard, circa 1880

Oakton Street looking west from Lincoln Avenue. Buildings shown: Klehm Bros. General Store and Blameuser Building.

Lincoln Avenue north of Oakton Street Postcard, 1890s

Lincoln Avenue north from Oakton Street with St. Peter Catholic Church. Business signs shown: Tony Seul Tavern and Niles Centre State Bank.

Lincoln Avenue north of Oakton Street, circa 1890

Lincoln Avenue just north of Oakton Street taken during Market Days which were held from 1880 until 1920. Lincoln Avenue was previously known as Main Street.

Niles Center Market Days, late 1800s

Niles Center Market Days were held from 1880 until 1920. Lincoln Avenue was previously known as Main Street.

Lincoln Avenue south to Oakton Street Postcard, 1898

Lincoln Avenue south from Brown Street towards Oakton Street. Buildings shown: Niles Center Mercantile and Schoeneberger Brothers. Lincoln Avenue was previously known as Main Street.

Oakton Street east at Lincoln Avenue Postcard, early 1900s

Floral Avenue north of Oakton Street, early 1900s

Floral Avenue north of  Oakton Street. Edwin T. Klehm's house is shown.

Oakton Street and Lincoln Avenue Postcard, circa 1900

East side of Lincoln Avenue north from Oakton Street. Buildings shown: Blameuser Building, St. Peter Catholic Church, Niles Center Grocery, and Niles Center State Bank.

Lincoln Avenue south from Warren Street, circa 1900

Lincoln Avenue south from Warren Street towards Oakton Street. Lincoln Avenue was previously known as Main Street.

Lincoln Avenue south of Oakton Street Postcard, circa 1900

Lincoln Avenue south of Oakton Street. Building shown: Klehm Bros. Store. Lincoln Avenue was previously known as Main Street.

Lincoln Avenue south from Floral Avenue, circa 1900

Lincoln Avenue south from Floral Avenue. Tallest girl shown is Marge Lies and the tallest boy is G.P. Busscher. Lincoln Avenue was previously known as Main Street.

'Welcome To Niles Center', circa 1900

"Welcome to Niles Center" street sign arch on Dempster Street east to Bronx Avenue. The people are not identified.

Galitz Street west from Lincoln Avenue Postcard, circa 1900

Galitz Street west from Lincoln Avenue. The child on the sled is not identified.

Oakton Street Buildings west of Lincoln Avenue, 1900

Oakton Street west from Lincoln Avenue. Buildings shown: Edwin Klehm Residence, St. Peter Evangelical Church and the Kindt residence.

Oakton Street west From Lincoln Avenue, 1905

Oakton Street west from Lincoln Avenue. Buildings shown: St. Peter Evangelical Church and Edwin T. Klehm residence.

Lincoln Avenue north of Oakton Street, 1905

West side of Lincoln Avenue north of Oakton Street. Buildings shown: Luebbers, Barney's Place and Siegel's Cigars.

Oakton Street west from Lincoln Avenue, 1907

Oakton Street west from Lincoln Avenue. Buildings shown: Klehm Store and Blameuser Building.

West Side of Lincoln Avenue at Warren Avenue, 1908

West side of Lincoln Avenue at Warren Avenue. Businesses shown: Baumhardt Ice Cream Parlor and Schmitz Tavern.

Lincoln Avenue from Warren Street Postcard, 1910

Lincoln Avenue south from Warren Street. The business shown is Mike Schmitz Tavern.

Niles Center Road from George Street, circa 1910

Niles Center Road north from George Street. St. Paul Lutheran Church is shown with the water tower located at Niles Avenue and Searle Pkwy shown in the background. Lincoln Avenue was previously known as Main Street.

Lincoln Avenue south to Galitz Avenue Postcard, circa 1910

The 7900 block of Lincoln Avenue south towards Galitz Avenue. The businesses shown: John Heick's Niles Center Pharmacy, Geo-Tess Meat Market, Niles Center Theater, Sam Meyer General Store, and St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Niles Center Water Tank, 1915

The Niles Center water tank was located at Niles Avenue and Searle Parkway and Elmwood Avenue Corner.

Lincoln Avenue north from Galitz Street, circa 1916

Lincoln Avenue north from Galitz Street. Businesses shown: Sam Meyer Store and Niles Center Theater.

Cleveland Street and Floral Avenue, 1916

Cleveland Street southeast from Floral Avenue. Buildings shown: George Busscher Home and St. Peter Catholic Church.

Lincoln Avenue south from Klehm Court, 1924

Lincoln Avenue south from Klehm Court towards St. Peter Catholic Church.

Dempster Street west from Bronx Avenue, 1924

Dempster Street east from Niles Center Road, 1926

Dempster Street east from Niles Center Road.

Niles Center Road and Dempster Street Intersection, 1926

Niles Center Road north towards Dempster Street. Building shown: Krenn & Dato Real Estate.

Oakton Street east of Skokie Boulevard, 1926

Oakton Street east  at North Shore Train Tracks. The Oakton Street North Shore Station building is shown.

Bronx Avenue north from Dempster Street, 1926

Bronx Avenue north from Dempster Street. Businesses shown: Bronx Inn and Real Estate Office of M. J. Faherty.

Dempster Street west from Bronx Avenue, 1926

Dempster Street west from Bronx Avenue. Businesses shown: Huntsman & Co Real Estate, North Shore Train Station and the Bronx Building.

Oakton Street east from Oakton Street North Shore Station, 1926

Niles Center Area for Sale, circa 1927

Oakton Street east from Skokie Boulevard, 1928

Oakton Street east from gate crossing of North Shore Railroad Tracks at Skokie Boulevard.

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