Skokie Historical Society

Streets of Skokie, Illinois

1930s through 1991

 

Previously known as NILES CENTRE or NILES CENTER, Illinois


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Lincoln Avenue North of Oakton Street, 1930s

Lincoln Avenue north of Oakton Street. Businesses shown: St. Peter Catholic Church, Center Grocery and Market, Niles Center State Bank.

Oakton Street and Lincoln Avenue, 1940

Oakton Street and Lincoln Avenue. Businesses shown: Blameuser Building, Rodell Pontiac Car Dealer, Oakton Drug, Dr. Paul Allen,  Dieden's Smart Shop.

Lincoln Avenue North of Oakton Street, 1946

Lincoln Avenue north of Oakton Street. Businesses shown: Oakton Drugs, Skokie Camera, Skokie Cleaners, Krier's Restaurant, St. Peter Catholic Church, Wiggins Restaurant, Center Groceries, First National Bank of Skokie.

Lincoln Avenue North from Oakton Street, 1946

Lincoln Avenue north from Oakton Street. Businesses shown: Oakton Drugs, Skokie Camera, Skokie Cleaners, Skokie Variety, Krier's Restaurant, Schmitz Tavern, Nunn Busch, St. Peter Catholic Church, Jewelry, First National Bank of Skokie.

Oakton Street and Lincoln Avenue Intersection, 1946

Oakton Street west at the Lincoln Avenue intersection. Businesses shown: Urbanis Sinclair Gas Station, Walgreen Drug Store, Skokie Jewelers, King Realtors, Alice Beauty Shop, Oakton Drug.

East Prairie Avenue North towards Church Street, 1947

East Prairie Street north towards Church Street.

Lincoln Avenue South from Brown Street, 1947

Lincoln Avenue south from Brown Street. Businesses shown: Skokie Florists, Walton's Coffee Pot, Skokie Department Store, Atlantis Tavern Pale, Paroubek & Son Community Bakery, Schoeneberger's Storage Barn.

Skokie Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue, 1948

Skokie Boulevard and south Lincoln Avenue intersection.

Skokie Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue, 1948

Skokie Boulevard and north Lincoln Avenue intersection.

George Street and Long Avenue, 1949

Southwest from George Street and Long Avenue.

Terminal Street from Greenleaf Avenue, 1953

Terminal Street north from Greenleaf Avenue.

Oakton Street East from Lincoln Avenue, circa 1957

Oakton Street east from Lincoln Avenue. Businesses shown: First National Bank of Skokie, Sinclair Gas Station.

Lincoln Avenue at Oakton Street, 1960s

Lincoln Avenue north from  Oakton Street. Businesses shown: Oakton Drugs, Skokie Cleaners, St. Peter Catholic Church, First National Bank of Skokie, Sinclair Gas Station.

Oakton Street and Kenton Street, 1960s

Oakton Street west of Kenton Street with Gordon Drugs in the background.

Skokie Boulevard North from Gross Point Road, circa 1960

Skokie Boulevard north from Gross Point Road showing Orchard Twin Bowling.

Oakton Street West from Niles Avenue, circa 1960

Oakton Street west from Niles Avenue. Businesses shown: Spire Shoe Store, Krier Brothers Insurance, Lincoln Cleaners.

Oakton Street East from Babb Avenue, circa 1960

Oakton Street east from Babb Avenue. Businesses shown: Oakton Camera, Liberty Loans, Levine's Dress Shop, Spire Shoe Store.

Lincoln Avenue South from Warren Street, circa 1960

Lincoln Avenue south from Warren Street. Businesses shown: Skokie Jewelers, Lincoln Shoe Repair, Lincoln Hand Laundry, GE Appliances, Modern Miss Dress Shop, Canton Restaurant, First National Bank of Skokie, Sinclair Gas Station.

Oakton Street East from Keating Street, circa 1960

Oakton Street east from Keating Street. Businesses shown: Corner Hut Hot Dog Stand, Township Auto Supply, Sunoco Gas Station.

Oakton Street West at Lincoln Avenue, circa 1960

Oakton Street west at Lincoln Avenue. Businesses shown: King Realtors, Able Currency Exchange, Skokie Paint, Oakton Drugs, Skokie Camera.

Duffy's Tavern and Hahn's Hardware, circa 1960

Duffy's Tavern was located at 8024 Lincoln Avenue and Hahn's Hardware Store was located at 8034 Lincoln Avenue.

Dempster Street West from Crawford Avenue, circa 1960

Dempster Street west from Crawford Avenue. Businesses shown: Dempster Garden Center, Jewel Foods, Texaco Gas Station.

Lincoln Avenue North from Warren Avenue, circa 1960

West side of Lincoln Avenue north from Warren Avenue. Businesses shown: Hahn's Hardware Store, Nunn Bush Men's Shoes, Community Bakery, Alberti's Pizza.

Lincoln Avenue South of Oakton Street, 1960s

The west side of the 7900 block of Lincoln Avenue south of  Oakton Street. Businesses shown: Skokie Federal Savings, Consumers Millinery Stores, Florsheim Shoes, Walgreens, Oakton Drug, St. Peter Catholic Church steeple.

Lincoln Avenue at Galitz Street, 1960s

The Mancuso Chevrolet advertising sign on the northwest corner of Lincoln Avenue at Galitz Street.

Oakton Street West from Niles Avenue, circa 1975

Oakton Street west from Niles Avenue. Businesses shown: St. Peter United Church, Desiree Restaurant, First National Bank of Skokie, Little Moppets, Levine's Dress Shop.

8000 Block of Lincoln Avenue, 1987

The east side of the 8000 Block of Lincoln Avenue. Businesses shown: Clock Shoppe and Antiques, Brod Electric, Clothes Closet Tailors, Niles Township Legal Assistance Program.

Warren Avenue East of Lincoln Avenue, 1987

Oakton Street West of Lincoln Avenue, 1988

Oakton Street west of Lincoln Avenue. Businesses shown: Skokie Federal Savings and Village Hall.

Lincoln Avenue and Oakton Street Intersection, 1991

Lincoln Avenue and Oakton Street intersection. Businesses shown: Affiliated Bank, Desiree Restaurant, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Skokie Theater.

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