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    • Central Auto Service

    • Cizek collection; Gas stations; Automobile service stations
    • This business began in 1942 on the site formerly occupied by Merle's Auto Repair Service near the corner of Lake Street and Milwaukee Avenue. Merle's had been in business since 1931; Central Auto Service remained in business for some 20 years.
    • Factor's

    • Cizek collection
    • Factor's was located in the 500 block of North Milwaukee Avenue on the east side of the street. They specialized in women's apparel. The business opened in the mid-1950s and closed some time in the early 1970s.
    • Factor's

    • Cizek collection
    • The entrance to the New Castle Hotel is flanked by Ray Woodworth's optometrist business on the left and Factor's women's apparel store on the right. Factor's opened in the mid-1950s and closed some time in the early 1970s.
    • Libertyville Floral Company

    • Cizek collection; Floral companies;
    • Owned by Emil E. Mesenbrink from 1920 until his retirement in 1957. Mr. Mesenbrink bought a greenhouse at 508 First Street in 1920; in 1935 he moved the business to Milwaukee Avenue. The Libertyville Floral Company had several locations but after...
    • Morton Manufacturing Company

    • Cizek collection; Manufacturing
    • Located at 628 East Church Street in Libertyville, Morton Manufacturing produced steel cabinets, mostly for use in kitchens. The cabinets were sold through a division of Nash-Kelvinator Sales Corp. The local plant was founded in 1942. In the...
    • United States Post Office

    • Cizek collection; Government buildings
    • This post office building dates to 1935. It is located at the southeast corner of West Church Street and Brainerd Avenue. The first post office in Libertyville was in Horace Butler's log cabin in the area of what is now Cook Park. Later postmasters...
    • Village Restaurant

    • Cizek collection
    • Sometime around 1958 the Village Pantry, a small restaurant at 120 East Cook Street, closed, and the Village Restaurant pictured here opened across the street at 121 East Cook Street. The Village Restaurant was open from 5:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. and...
    • Milwaukee Road Passenger Station

    • Cizek collection; Depots; St. Paul Depot; Train Stations
    • This train depot was built at the turn of the 20th century and was located on the east side of Milwaukee Avenue near Newberry Avenue. Originally, train passengers boarded the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad at the old depot near the...
    • Libertyville Lumber Company

    • Cizek collection; Lumber mills; Lumber yards
    • Looking toward one of the main buildings of the Libertyville Lumber Company. This company was located at 411 North First Street at Church Street, or as it was advertised early in its career, "Down by the old Depot since 1904." The situation was...
    • Libertyville Coal & Ice Company

    • Cizek collection; Coal dealers ;
    • Located east of Libertyville on the south side of Park Avenue (Route 176), this company offered essential heating and cooling materials to their customers during the early years of the twentieth century. They sold Olga and Pocahontas brand coal and...
    • Dick Gratz's DX Service Station

    • Cizek collection; Gas stations
    • Located at 424 South Milwaukee Avenue, Dick's D-X offered road service, towing and snow plowing, tire & battery service, tune-ups, brake service and an assortment of other automobile care services.
    • Charlotte's Beauty Salon

    • Cizek collection; Hair salons; Beauty salons
    • This beauty salon opened in 1951 at 229 East Park Avenue and moved to 122 East Church Street some time later. The Church Street location pictured here featured the salon on the first floor and an apartment on the second floor. Charlotte's Beauty...
    • Memorial Field

    • Cizek collection; Ballfields; Ballparks; Fields, baseball; Fields, softball;
    • he Community Club Ball Park, this sports field was located at Butler Lake Park between Butler Lake and West Winchester Road. The field hosted softball leagues and tournaments for boys ages eight to 14 in the 1950s.
    • Liberty Auto Parts

    • Cizek collection; Auto parts stores;
    • Located on the north end of town, Liberty Auto Parts was one of many businesses in town that catered to automobile owners.
    • St. Joseph's Catholic Church

    • Cizek collection; Catholic churches
    • St. Joseph's was built in 1905 to replace Saints Peter and Paul Church on First Street when that building was destroyed by fire in 1904. This structure originally had a steeple which was struck by lightning and destroyed. The building pictured here...
    • St. John's Lutheran Church

    • Cizek collection; Lutheran churches
    • St. John's Lutheran Church was organized as a congregation in Libertyville in 1897 as part of the Wisconsin Synod. Throughout their history they have worshipped in several buildings, the first being the Union Church (which they shared with the...
    • Onsrud Cutter Manufacturing Company

    • Cizek collection; Manufacturers
    • Founded in 1920, Onsrud Cutter manufactured all types of high speed steel, solid carbide and carbide tipped cutters for wood-working and aircraft industries. Their factory was located at 800 East Broadway.
    • Public Service Building

    • Cizek collection; Public Service Building
    • November 17, 1928 marked the official opening of the Public Service Building, located on the southeast block of Church Street and Milwaukee Avenue. The building was built by Samuel Insull who envisioned it as part of his dream-concept community....
    • Bogues' IGA Super Market

    • Cizek collection
    • Owned and operated by Phil Bogue, the IGA was one of many smaller grocery stores in Libertyville in the 1950s. They were open seven days a week and took phone orders for door-to-door delivery. They closed in the 1960s.
    • Liberty Theatre

    • Cizek collection; Movie theaters, Movie theatres; Cinemas
    • Located on the southeast corner of North Milwaukee and Newberry Avenues, the Liberty Theatre opened its doors on August 27, 1937. After polling the community, owner Mr. Fred W. Dobe was convinced that the area would support a modern theatre, and he...

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