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    • Alfs Hall Grand Dance Admission Ticket, 1927

    • Advertising; Clubs; Dance parties; Social participation;
    • Admission ticket to the Grand Dance sponsored by the Oakton Sunshine Club at Alfs Hall in Niles Center, Illinois on Saturday, February 6, 1926. Shown here are both sides of the ticket, side by side. The front of the card (left) shows the name of...
    • Ludwig Luebbers Blacksmith Advertisement Card, 1890s

    • Advertising; Blacksmith shops; Business enterprises; Carriages and carts; Horses;
    • An advertisement card for Ludwig Luebbers, Blacksmith in Niles Center, Illinois in the 1890s. Card reads: "Ludwig Luebbers, Horse Shoes, Blacksmithing, And Wagon Making. Niles Centre, - Cook County, Ill. Wagons, Buggies, Express, Lumber, One-Horse...
    • The 19th Tee Business Card, circa 1915

    • Advertising; Business enterprises; Hotels, taverns, etc.;
    • Business card for the tavern owned by Peter Hohs and his son Bernard located on Kenton Street at Gross Point Road in the neighborhood of Sharp Corner in Niles Center, Illinois, circa 1915. The card reads: "Phone Morton Grove 26. The 19th Tee. Peter...
    • M. H. Schmitz Business Card, early 1900s

    • Advertising; Bowling; Business enterprises; Recreation; Sports;
    • Business card from M.H. Schmitz, from the early 1900s. The card Reads: "M. H. Schmitz, Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars. Regulation Bowling Alleys. Telephone 224. Market days 1st Tuesday and 3rd Thursday of each Month. Niles Centre, ILL." This...
    • Hackers Vegetable Stand Business Card, 1965

    • Advertising; Business enterprises; Farm produce; Farms; Truck farming;
    • Business card of the Hacker Greenhouse and Vegetable Stand in Niles Center, Illinois in 1965. The card reads: "Skokie 840. R.C. Hacker & Sons. Bedding and Vegetable Plants. Niles Center Road And Touhy Avenue. Skokie, Illinois." This business card...
    • Niles Center Garage Business Card, before 1940

    • Advertising; Automobiles; Business enterprises;
    • Business card of the Niles Center Garage in Niles Center, Illinois, before 1940. The card reads: "Niles Center Garage. Automobile Repairing & Store Agent For Maxwell Cars." This business card is Part of the collection of the Skokie Historical...
    • Old Orchard Shopping Center Color Postcard, 1967

    • Business enterprises; Fountains; Postcards; Shopping centers -- Illinois; Stores, Retail;
    • Color postcard depicting the Old Orchard Shopping Center in Skokie, Illinois from 1967. View is looking north from Montgomery Wards across the fountain towards Marshall Field & Co. This postcard is part of the collection of the Skokie Historical...
    • Ludwig Luebbers Blacksmith Invoice, 1890

    • Blacksmith shops; Business enterprises; Carriages and carts; Horses; Invoices;
    • Invoice written to an H. Kass from Ludwig Luebbers Blacksmith, dated 1890. Invoice reads: "Ludwig Luebbers, Practical Horse Shoer and Wagon Maker. All Kinds of Repairing Promptly Attended To." It is illustrated with a drawing of a horse. This...
    • Blameuser Bros. Florist Invoice, 1895

    • Business enterprises; Florists -- Illinois; Invoices; Truck farming;
    • Invoice written to Maggie Luebbers from Blameuser Brothers Florists, dated June 2, 1895. The invoice gives the address of the Blameuser Brothers greenhouses as 745 Wells Street and 8 Lincoln Avenue in Niles Center, Illinois. This invoice is part of...
    • Franz Menning, Carpenter Invoice, 1907

    • Business enterprises; Invoices;
    • Invoice written to Mrs. Connolly signed by Franz Menning in Niles Center, Illinois, dated September 17, 1907. The invoice reads: "To Franz Menning, Dr.; Carpenter. Jobbing promptly attended to. Estimates furnished." This invoice is part of the...
    • Hermann L. Wendt, Sign Painter Invoice, 1899

    • Business enterprises; Invoices; Signs and signboards;
    • Invoice written to Mrs. L. Luebbers signed by Hermann L. Wendt House & Sign Painter located on Lincoln Avenue in Niles Center, Illinois, dated January 5, 1899. Invoice reads: "To Hermann L. Wendt, Dr.; House & Sign Painter. Glazing, Wall Coloring,...
    • Heinz & Loutsch Fresh & Salt Meats Invoice, 1897

    • Business enterprises; Invoices; Stores, Retail;
    • Invoice written to Mrs. Luebbers by Heinz & Loutsch Fresh & Salt Meats dated September 3, 1897 in Niles Center, Illinois. The invoice reads: "Niles Centre, Ills. [sic] September 3, 1897. Bought of Heinz and Loutsch, Dealers in all kinds of Fresh &...
    • Peter Blameuser General Merchandise Invoice, 1900

    • Business enterprises; Invoices; Stores, Retail;
    • Invoice written to Mrs. Luebbers signed by P Blameuser [sic] dated May 7, 1900. The Peter Blameuser Store was located at 8046 Lincoln Avenue in Niles Center, Illinois. The invoice reads: "Bought of Peter Blameuser, Dealer In General Merchandise....
    • A. Kutz, Plumbing and Gas Fitting Invoice, 1907

    • Business enterprises; Invoices;
    • Invoice written to Peter Blameuser from A. Kutz of A. Kutz Plumbing and Heating located at 7919 Lincoln Avenue in Niles Center, Illinois, dated July 1, 1907. Invoice reads: "To A. Kutz, Dr., Plumbing and Gas Fitting. Steam and Hot Water Heating....
    • Cream Crest Farms, Inc. Order Form, 1968

    • Advertising; Business enterprises; Dairying;
    • March 1968 delivery ordering form for Cream Crest Farms, Inc., located at 10001 Skokie Boulevard in Skokie, Illinois. The order form reads: "Tested and Approved Protection. Telephones. Alpine 1-3330. Enterprise 1786. Orchard 3-1130. Cream Crest...
    • Niles Center Mercantile Letterhead, 1917

    • Mercantile facilities
    • Niles Center Mercantile Co. letter dated January 18, 1917 and signed by A. Paroubek. Names listed: George Busscher, Jr., President; Anthony Paroubek, Vice-President and Treasurer; John E. Brown, Secretary. The Niles Center Mercantile Company, a...
    • Fred Stielow Wholesale Florist Stationery, circa 1910

    • Business enterprises; Florists -- Illinois; Truck farming;
    • One sheet of stationery imprinted: "Telephone Niles Center 12w. Fred Stielow. Wholesale Florist. Niles Center, ILL. 191-." Fred Stielow established his business in 1874. This stationery is part of the collection of the Skokie Historical Society.
    • 8000 Lincoln Avenue Commercial Building Photograph, circa 1930

    • Automobiles; Banks; Business enterprises; Drugstores; Signs and signboards; Stores, Retail;
    • Photograph of a commercial building on the northwest corner of Lincoln Avenue and Oakton Street in Niles Center, Illinois, circa 1930. Building residents: drug store owned by Gerhart Monahan; office of Dr. Paul E. Allen, dentist; and the National...
    • North Shore Hilton Opening Photograph, 1973

    • Buses; Business enterprises; Hotels, taverns, etc.; Signs and signboards;
    • Photograph of a promotion for the North Shore Hilton grand opening on October 27, 1973, located at 9599 Skokie Boulevard in Skokie, Illinois. Shown: models atop a double decker bus waving hats and balloons. Signs on the side of the bus read: "Grand...
    • Adam Bargs Place Storefront Photograph, circa 1900

    • Bicycles; Business enterprises; Hotels, taverns, etc.;
    • Photograph of Adam Bargs Place located on the west side of the 8000 block of Lincoln Avenue in Niles Center, Illinois, circa 1900. Shown: three unidentified men standing on steps; an unidentified man barely visible inside the front doors (center);...
    • Oakton Street Businesses Photograph, circa 1960

    • Barbershops; Business enterprises; Hardware stores; Signs and signboards; Stores, Retail;
    • Photograph of businesses on Oakton Street in Skokie, Illinois, circa 1960. Businesses shown: Oakton Barber Shop, located at 5112 Oakton Street; Able Currency Exchange, located at 5108 Oakton Street; Skokie Paint & Wallpaper, located at 5102 Oakton...
    • Fortmans Greenhouse Photograph, 1987

    • Business enterprises; Signs and signboards; Truck farming;
    • Photograph of Fortmans greenhouse located on Gross Point Road just north of Lincoln Avenue in Skokie, Illinois in 1987. This photograph is part of the collection of the Skokie Historical Society.
    • Hackers Vegetable Stand Photograph, 1960s

    • Business enterprises; Farm produce; Farms; Truck farming;
    • Photograph of Hackers Vegetable Stand in Niles Center, Illinois in the 1960s. Shown: carts loaded with farm produce. The Hacker homestead, greenhouses, and stand were located at 7200 Niles Center Road and Touhy Avenue (northwest corner). The...
    • Oakton Tunnel Tavern Interior Photograph, 1934

    • Business enterprises; Games; Hotels, taverns, etc.; Signs and signboards;
    • Photograph of interior of the "Oakton Tunnel" Tavern in Niles Center, Illinois in 1934. People shown (left to right): man behind bar is Henry Clesen; man on stool wearing hat and suit is Joe Tury; unidentified man on stool. Note the cash register...
    • Raymonds Work-n-Sport Photograph, circa 1960

    • Business enterprises; Churches -- Illinois; Signs and signboards; Stores, Retail;
    • Photograph of Raymonds Work-n-Sport, located at 7914 Lincoln Avenue, and the Christian Science Reading Room, located at 7916 Lincoln Avenue, in Skokie, Illinois, circa 1960. The first Christian Science Reading Room in the area was established in...
    • A. Kutz Plumbing And Heating Storefront Photograph, 1910

    • Business enterprises; Motion picture theaters; Signs and signboards;
    • Photograph of the A. Kutz Plumbing and Heating storefront in Niles Center, Illinois in 1910. The store was located at 7919 Lincoln Avenue. People shown: possibly A. Kutz and son in doorway. Note the reflection of the Niles Center Theater and Meyer...
    • Ace Hardware Building Photograph, 1947

    • Business enterprises; Hardware stores; Signs and signboards; Stores, Retail;
    • Photograph of the Ace Hardware Stores building located at 5035 Oakton Street in Skokie, Illinois in 1947. Street post sign reads: Oakton St. and Harms. This photograph is part of the collection of the Skokie Historical Society.
    • Affiliated Bank Building Photograph, 1991

    • Banks; Business enterprises;
    • Photograph of the Affiliated Bank building (formerly the Skokie Federal Savings & Loan building) located on the southwest corner of Lincoln Avenue and Oakton Street in Skokie, Illinois in 1991. The dome of the Village Hall can be seen in the...

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