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    • Wooden Scribe Photograph

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    • Photograph of a wooden scribe of unknown date and origin found in the Skokie area. A scribe was a carpentry tool used to make cut marks on wood. This photograph appears on page 31 of Skokie, 1888-1988: A Centennial History.
    • Village of Niles Centre Minutes

    • Illinois -- Politics and government; Skokie (Ill.) -- Politics and government; Municipal services;
    • Village of Niles Centre board meetings minutes from May, 1895 - February, 1896, held at the Engine House, 8031 Floral Ave. The minutes were taken by John Paroubek, Village Clerk. These minutes reflected Village issues at the time, such as road...
    • The Making of Edens Highway Photograph Album : 1950-1956

    • Automobiles; Construction; Contractors; Expressways; Express highways -- Illinois; Express highways -- Illinois -- Chicago Metropolitan Area; Highways; Road construction; Roads; Transportation;
    • This photo album includes photographs with notes of the construction of the Edens Highway, and information about the construction, contractors, and its namesake, William Grant Edens.
    • The Geographical Growth of Skokie, Illinois

    • Maps; Skokie (Ill.) -- History; History;
    • The Geographical Growth of Skokie, Illinois was written by Joseph Beaver as a pamphlet which showed the history of Skokies (Niles Centers) geographical growth from its orginal boundaries when incorporated in 1888 to the boundaries in 1983. The...
    • Searle Parkway Paving Specifications

    • Business enterprises; Construction; Railroads; Streets; Transportation; United States. Works Progress Administration (Ill.);
    • These are specifications for the paving of Searle Parkway as W.P.A. Project #20128. The area to be paved stretched from Niles Ave. to Niles Center Rd. and from the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad to Cicero Ave. (Skokie Blvd.). The materials for...
    • Searle Parkway Paving Blueprint

    • Blueprints; Business enterprises; Construction; Maps; Railroads; Streets; Transportation; United States. Works Progress Administration (Ill.);
    • This blueprint is for the paving of Searle Parkway as W.P.A. Project #20128 in 1941. It was drawn up by U. F. Turpin, Village Engineer. Additions to the initial paving project are indicated in colored pencil. These changes, which included the...
    • Searle Parkway Construction Estimate Letter

    • Business enterprises; Construction; Streets; Transportation; United States. Works Progress Administration (Ill.);
    • This letter from U.F. Turpin, Village Engineer to George E. Blameuser, Village President is an estimate of work to be done on Searle Parkway including the widening, curbing and guttering of the parkway. The area to be done and specifications can be...
    • Searle Parkway Construction Approval Letter

    • Business enterprises; Construction; Streets;Transportation; United States. Works Progress Administration (Ill.);
    • This letter is from the Vice President of G. D. Searle & Co. to George E. Blameuser, Village President giving approval for an estimate of work to be done to Searle Parkway. This work is to include the widening, curbing and guttering of the parkway.
    • Report on Population, Economy and Land Use, Skokie, Illinois

    • Illinois -- Politics and government; Skokie (Ill.) -- Politics and government; Municipal services; Dwellings -- Illinois -- Skokie; Residences; Housing -- Illinois -- Skokie; Homes; Population; Maps; Socio-economics; Socio-economic studies;
    • This 1968 report was prepared for the Village Plan Commission and the Board of Trustees by Harland Bartholomew and Associates. The report reflects on the previous population growth and possible future growth, as well as the social and economic...
    • Papers and Minutes from George C. Klehm, Highway Commissioner

    • Illinois -- Politics and government; Skokie (Ill.) -- Politics and government; Road construction; Roads; Legal documents; Highways;
    • This ia a notice to the Highway Commission from Charles Harms informing them that the highway they intend to construct will cut across his land, and he will be forced to press charges for it unless he is given sufficient financial compensation.
    • Niles Center Incorporation Papers, March 8, 1888

    • Illinois -- Politics and government; Rolling Meadows (Ill.) -- Local elections;
    • Four-page printed and handwritten legal document finalizing the incorporation of Niles Center, Illinois into a village, dated March 8, 1888. An election was held March 6, 1888 to determine if the residents of Niles Center wanted to incorporate as a...
    • Native American Axe Head, undated

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    • Photograph of a Native American axe head of unknown date and origin found near the corner of Golf Road and Knox Avenue in Skokie, Illinois. This photograph appears on page 12 of Skokie, 1888-1988: A Centennial History.
    • Moustache Cup Photograph

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    • Photograph of a moustache cup of unknown date and origin used by an early Niles Center, Illinois resident. A moustache cup was designed to protect a mans moustache while drinking. This photograph appears on page 21 of Skokie, 1888-1988: A...
    • Martin Scotty Krier Testimonial Dinner Program

    • Family; Children; History; Recreation; Sports; Political parties; Illinois -- Politics and government; Skokie (Ill.) -- Politics and government; Business enterprises; Clubs; Associations, institutions, etc.;
    • This testimonial dinner program for Martin Scotty Krier includes a list of activities, a proclamation, a Krier family history, and Martin Kriers personal history and accomplishments.

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