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    • 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...
    • Canton Restaurant Photograph, circa 1960

    • Advertising; Automobiles; Business enterprises; Restaurants, lunch rooms, etc.; Signs and signboards;
    • Photograph of the Canton Restaurant, located at 8007 Lincoln Avenue in Skokie, Illinois, circa 1960. Shown: automobiles parked in front of the restaurant; advertising on building for Coca-Cola. This photograph is part of the collection of the...
    • Canton Restaurant Photograph, circa 1960

    • Advertising; Automobiles; Business enterprises; Restaurants, lunch rooms, etc.; Signs and signboards;
    • Photograph of the Canton Restaurant, located at 8007 Lincoln Avenue in Skokie, Illinois, circa 1960. Shown: automobile parked in front of the restaurant; advertising on building for Coca-Cola. This photograph is part of the collection of the Skokie...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Bronx Building Photograph, 1929

    • Apartments; Automobiles; Business enterprises; Restaurants, lunch rooms, etc.; Signs and signboards; Stores, Retail;
    • Photograph of the Bronx Building in Niles Center, Illinois in 1929. The building was located at 4940 Dempster Street, on the northwest corner of Dempster Street and Bronx Avenue. Shown: The Bronx Building housing a drug store (left) and the Bronx...
    • Bronx Building Photograph, 1926

    • Apartments; Business enterprises; Signs and signboards;
    • Photograph of the Bronx Building located at 4940 Dempster Street, on the northwest corner of Dempster Street and Bronx Avenue, in Niles Center, Illinois in 1926. The Bronx Building was constructed in 1927 for $170,000 just before the Depression to...
    • Bronx Building Photograph, 1929

    • Architecture; Buildings
    • Photograph of the Bronx Building located at 4940 Dempster Street, on the northwest corner of Dempster Street and Bronx Avenue in Niles Center, Illinois in 1929. The photograph originally appeared in The Lincolnite
    • North Shore Hilton Grand Opening Photograph, 1973

    • Automobile parking; Automobiles; Business enterprises; Hotels, taverns, etc.;
    • Two photographs taken of the North Shore Hilton located at 9599 Skokie Boulevard in Skokie, Illinois on October 27, 1973. Shown: two views of the North Shore Hilton on the day of its grand opening. The twelve-story hotel tower was built as part of...
    • Duffys Restaurant and Tavern Photograph, circa 1960

    • Automobile parking; Business enterprises; Hotels, taverns, etc.; Restaurants, lunch rooms, etc.; Signs and signboards;
    • Photograph of the Duffys Restaurant and Tavern building, located at 8024 Lincoln Avenue in Skokie, Illinois, circa 1960. The building was demolished in 1967 to make way for a parking lot. This photograph is part of the collection of the Skokie...
    • 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...
    • First National Bank Of Skokie Building Photograph, 1984

    • Automobiles; Banks; Business enterprises; Fountains; Signs and signboards;
    • Photograph of the west entrance of the First National Bank of Skokie on Lincoln Avenue and Oakton Street in Skokie, Illinois in 1984. Shown: the bank at night with the west entrance fountain lit. This building was constructed in the mid-1970s. The...
    • First National Bank Of Skokie Building Photograph, 1950s

    • Automobiles; Banks; Business enterprises; Grocery stores; Signs and signboards; Stores, Retail;
    • Photograph of the First National Bank of Skokie at 8001 Lincoln Avenue, at the intersection of Oakton Street in Skokie, Illinois in the 1950s. Awning next door reads: Center Grocery & Market. Note the automobile parked in front of the Center...
    • Fix-It Shop Building Photograph, 1930

    • Automobiles; Bicycles; Blacksmith shops; Business enterprises; Signs and signboards; Stores, Retail;
    • Photograph of the Fix-It Shop on the north side of Oakton Street east of Lincoln Avenue in Niles Center, Illinois in 1930. An unidentified man is standing in the doorway and numerous bicycles are parked in front and on the side of the building....
    • Weber Garage Building Photograph, circa 1930

    • Automobiles; Business enterprises;
    • Photograph of the Weber Garage building located at 5030 Oakton Street in Niles Center, Illinois circa 1930. Shown: two automobiles parked on either side of the Weber Garage building; the right side fender of a third automobile can be seen in the...
    • G.D. Searle & Company Building Photograph, 1987

    • Automobiles; Business enterprises; Fountains;
    • Photograph of the east side of the G.D. Searle & Company building located at 5200 Old Orchard Road in Skokie, Illinois in 1987. Note: a fountain can be seen behind a row of parked automobiles. This photograph is part of the collection of the Skokie...
    • Klehm Brothers Building Photograph, circa 1910

    • Automobiles; Business enterprises; Grocery stores; Stores, Retail;
    • Photograph of the Klehm Brothers groceries and dry goods store, located on the southwest corner of Lincoln Avenue and Oakton Street in Niles Center, Illinois in the 1910s. The store was built in 1862 and was run by George H. Klehm and Edwin T....
    • Blameuser Motor Company Building Photograph, 1924

    • Automobiles; Business enterprises; Service stations; Signs and signboards;
    • Photograph of the Blameuser Motor Company in Niles Center, Illinois in 1924. Note the gasoline pump to the right. The building was located at 8008 Lincoln Avenue. This photograph is part of the collection of the Skokie Historical Society.
    • Bradley and Haben Funeral Home Photograph, 1920s

    • Automobiles; Business enterprises; Signs and signboards;
    • Photograph of the Bradley and Haben Funeral Home building located at 8036 Lincoln Avenue in Niles Center, Illinois in the 1920s. Shown: hearse parked in front of the funeral Home. Signs on the hearse read: "Private Ambulance" and "Haben." This...
    • Skokie Music Center Photograph, circa 1960

    • Automobiles; Business enterprises; Signs and signboards; Stores, Retail;
    • Photograph of the Skokie Music Center and Eunices Hair Salon, located at 8020 Lincoln Avenue in Skokie, Illinois, circa 1960. Note the automobiles parked in front of the stores. This photograph is part of the collection of the Skokie Historical...
    • 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...
    • Blameuser Building Postcard, 1907

    • Banks; Business enterprises; Postcards; Signs and signboards;
    • Postcard depicting the Blameuser Building on the northeast corner of Oakton Street and Lincoln Avenue in Niles Center, Illinois in 1907. Peter Blameuser, Jr. built the Blameuser Building in the 1800s. The people in the picture are unidentified. The...
    • Blameuser Building Fire -- Crowd Photograph, 1940

    • Barbershops; Business enterprises; Fire fighters; Fire-departments; Fires; Municipal services; Signs and signboards; Stores, Retail;
    • Photograph of the crowd gathered around a fire at the Blameuser Building on Oakton Street in Skokie, Illinois on November 25, 1940, just a little more than a week after Niles Center, Illinois was renamed Skokie, Illinois. The building was located...
    • 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...
    • Samuel Meyer General Store Photograph, circa 1900

    • Bicycles; Business enterprises; Grocery stores; Horses; Stores, Retail;
    • Photograph of the Samuel Meyer General Store in Niles Center, Illinois in the early 1900s. The general store was located on the west side of Lincoln Avenue just north of Galitz Street and south of the Niles Center Theatre (also owned by Samuel...
    • 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);...
    • Farmers Exchange Tavern Photograph, circa 1910

    • Bicycles; Business enterprises; Hotels, taverns, etc.; Signs and signboards;
    • Photograph of the Farmers Exchange Tavern located on the southwest corner of Golf Road and Gross Point Road in Sharp Corner, Illinois in 1910. The Sharp Corner neighborhood was annexed to Niles Center in the 1920s. The owner of the tavern may have...
    • Schoening Wagon Maker Building Photograph, 1926

    • Blacksmith shops; Business enterprises;
    • Photograph of the F. Schoening Manufacturer of Wagons and Buggies and Horse Shoeing building in Niles Center, Illinois in 1926. The building was located at 7880 Lincoln Avenue. Shown: an unidentified man in a truck on the far left; three...
    • 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...

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