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    • Cook Memorial Public Library

    • Cizek collection; Ansel B. Cook House; Cook House; Residences
    • The Cook Memorial Library is located at 413 N. Milwaukee Avenue. A history of the library, written in 1996 for the 75th anniversary of the library, reads as follows: "Library service started locally in 1909 when the Alpha Club (now the Libertyville...
    • Motor Parts & Machine Company

    • Cizek collection; Automobile parts; Auto parts
    • This business supplied motor parts and machinery to wholesalers and manufacturers. They were in business in Libertyville from the 1940s to the late 1960s.
    • Hales Fabric Store

    • Cizek collection; Fabric stores;
    • This fabric store was located just east of Milwaukee Avenue on Cook Street. The store remained in business through the 1980s.
    • Libertyville Fire Station

    • Cizek collection
    • Libertyville's local fire station was located just west of Milwaukee Avenue on Cook Street near the downtown area. A water tower can be seen through the trees in the top right-hand corner of this photograph. The fire department was born in...
    • Photo Lab Studio

    • Cizek collection; Photo studio
    • Located in a residence on the north side of Cook Street, this studio offered portraits, family and wedding photos, enlarging and other photographic services. It went out of business at this address when buildings in the area were razed to make room...
    • Felix's Tavern

    • Cizek collection; Taverns; The Island
    • This small tavern opened in 1949 at 114 East Cook Street and remained in business there until 1967. The owner/operator was Felix Antonevich. In 1967 he moved the bar to a free-standing building in back of the 114 East Cook Street location and the...
    • Maxon Professional Building

    • Cizek collection ;
    • This building, located on East Cook Street, was built in the late 1950s by Don E. Maxon, a Libertyville attorney whose office was also located here. The building also housed offices for the Boehm & Ray Insurance Company and John S. Horner,...
    • Scanlon's Paints

    • Cizek collection; Paint stores
    • Located at 113 East Cook Street, Scanlan's Paints sold a wide variety of paints and wallpaper, including O'Brien Paints, as well as art materials and wall and floor tile. They also offered an interior decoration service, Joanies' Interiors. They...
    • House of Mura

    • Cizek collection; Dress shops
    • The House of Mura sold women's apparel and opened for business in 1953. It stayed in business for about 5 years.
    • Smitty's Body Shop

    • Cizek collection; Body shops (automobile)
    • Smitty's did a wide variety of automobile work, including repairing minor damages to auto bodies, repainting, refurbishing and washing cars. The business began in 1952 and in 1959 it moved to 510 North First Street to more a commodious location and...
    • Village Hall, Libertyville, Illinois

    • Cizek collection; Village hall; Village offices
    • Built in 1914, Libertyville's original village hall was located on West Cook Street. According to local historian Dean Larson, the village hall housed the fire station, jail, meeting rooms and the Alpha Club Library (the forerunner of Cook Memorial...
    • The Record Shop

    • Cizek collection; Phonograph stores; LPs; Record stores; Records; Phonographs
    • The Record Shop opened at 118 East Cook Avenue in 1956 just east of the Ace Hardware building on the north side of the street. They sold jazz, popular, classical, ethnic, western, folk and Latin American LP phonographs. Another store under the same...
    • Coy Lumber Company

    • Cizek collection; Lumber mills; Lumber yards; Businesses
    • The Coy Lumber Company was located at 133 East Cook Avenue between Milwaukee Avenue and First Street. In addition to lumber, Coy sold feed, millwork, insulation, wall board, and roofing and building materials. The lumber yard also advertised...
    • Village Pantry Restaurant

    • Cizek collection ;
    • The Village Pantry, a small restaurant on east Cook Street, advertised home cooking and take-out orders. They served breakfast and plate lunches and their specialties included home made pies and soups. They served spaghetti every Wednesday. One of...
    • Coy Lumber Company

    • Cizek collection; Lumber mills; Lumber yards; Businesses
    • The Coy Lumber Company was located at 133 East Cook Avenue between Milwaukee Avenue and First Street. In addition to lumber, Coy sold feed, millwork, insulation, wall board, and roofing and building materials. The lumber yard also advertised...
    • Libertyville Public Works Building

    • Cizek collection; Police departments
    • The building pictured here in 1956 occupied the site at 216 East Cook Street from about 1949 when Robert McCormick was superintendent of public works until 1969 or 1970, when the building was razed to make room for a new, enlarged public service...
    • Maxon Professional Building

    • Cizek collection ;
    • This building, located on East Cook Street, was built in the late 1950s by Don E. Maxon, a Libertyville attorney whose office was also located here. The building also housed offices for the Boehm & Ray Insurance Company and John S. Horner,...
    • The Record Shop

    • Cizek collection; LPs; Record stores; Records; Phonographs
    • The Record Shop opened at 118 East Cook Avenue in 1956 just east of the Ace Hardware building on the north side of the street. They sold jazz, popular, classical, ethnic, western, folk and Latin American LP phonographs. Another store under the same...
    • 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...
    • Coy Lumber Company

    • Cizek collection; Lumber mills; Lumber yards; Businesses
    • The Coy Lumber Company was located at 133 East Cook Avenue between Milwaukee Avenue and First Street. In addition to lumber, Coy sold feed, millwork, insulation, wall board, and roofing and building materials. The lumber yard also advertised...
    • 304 W Cook Avenue

    • Jim Ray Collection;
    • Note on back: "Residence of L.M. Colby. [304] Cook Ave. Built by Boyes and Sandborn Contr'rs, Libertyville." Photograph by Beswick Photo Studio, Libertyville, Ill. The Beswick Photo Studio is listed in the Libertyville section of the Waukegan...
    • 205 West Cook Avenue

    • 205 W. Cook Ave.; residences;
    • Situated at the corner of Brainerd and Cook Avenues, this house was owned by Kenneth Lovell in the 1920s and 1930s. Kenneth Lovell was the son of Libertyville druggist F. B. Lovell and worked as a sales manager at American Wire Mills in...
    • Libertyville Fire Station

    • Cizek collection
    • Libertyville's local fire station was located just west of Milwaukee Avenue on Cook Street near the downtown area. A water tower can be seen through the trees in the top right-hand corner of this photograph. The fire department was born in...
    • 203 Second Avenue

    • Jim Ray Collection;
    • Typed on front: "Home of Mr. Paul Sitz. Built by Mr. Robert Sitz, General Contractor." According to the Lake County Tax Assessor, the house was built in 1930.
    • 328 East Sunnyside Avenue

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    • Typed on front: Home of Mr. A. E. Meyer. Built by owner." Note on back: "A. E. Meyer. Built 1932." According to the Lake County Assessor's office, the house was built in 1926. The original house number was 228 East Sunnyside Avenue. The house...
    • Abana Spring, Libertyville, Ill.

    • bottled water; businesses; drinking water; horse-drawn vehicles; Park Place; springs; Abana Spring;
    • View of Abana Spring in Libertyville, IL. Descriptive note written on back: This was the second Abana Spring on Park Place about 1910.
      Frederick Grabbe established his bottling company in Libertyville in 1880 and marketed the clear drinking...
    • 241 Second Avenue

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    • Typed on front: "Home of Mr. E. L. Yelden. Built by owner." According the Lake County Assessor's office, the house was built in 1925. The home was sold to Raymond Lindroth in 1930.
    • 121 North Park Place

    • 121 N. Park Place; Park Place; residences;
    • Stephen Taylor, father of Dr. John L. Taylor, occupied this home at 121 North Park Place until his death in 1920. It was then occupied by the Burt Steir family. There were originally four houses on the west side of Park Place and Hurlburt Court:...
    • 606 Lange Court

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    • Typed on front: "Home of Dr. C. H. Betzer. Built by G. F. Lange, General Contractor." According to the Lake County Assessor, the house was built in 1930. The house was sold to Arthur Armstrong in 1940.
    • 126 West Lake Street

    • 126 W. Lake St.; residences;
    • Oren Luce and his wife Kate lived in this residence on 126 West Lake Street in Libertyville. They moved here from a farm in Vernon Township sometime in the early 1900s. When Oren lived in Libertyville he was a harness maker and owned his own shop....
    • 626 East Lincoln Avenue

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    • Typed on front: "Home of Mr. Merle Weiskopf. Built by H. P. Engleberry, General Contractor." According to the Lake County Assessor, the house was built in 1921. The Weiskopf's lived in the house until about 1950.
    • 130 West Maple Avenue

    • 130 W. Maple Ave.; residences;
    • Residence of Franklin P. Dymond on Division Street, later renamed Maple Avenue. The exact address is 130 West Maple Avenue. At the turn of the twentieth century, Franklin P. Dymond was president of the Lake County Bank and was an owner (with R. J....
    • 121 Third Street

    • Jim Ray Collection;
    • Note on back: "Residence of John Woolridge. [121] Third Street. Libertyville. Built by Woolridge Bros Carperters." Photograph by Beswick Photo Studio, Libertyville, Ill. The Beswick Photo Studio is listed in the Libertyville section of the...
    • 229 E Park Avenue

    • Jim Ray Collection;
    • Note on back: "Residence of Oscar Wood, Built by "The Owner", "Dymond's Electric Addition", Libertyville." A second note: "229 E. Park." Photograph by Beswick Photo Studio, Libertyville, Ill. The Beswick Photo Studio is listed in the Libertyville...
    • East Park Avenue

    • Jim Ray Collection;
    • Note on back: "Residence of Delburt Snyder, in Dymonds Electric Division, Libertyville. Built by Oscar Wood and the Owner." Second note: "unable to locate, probably on S. side of East Park." Photograph by Beswick Photo Studio, Libertyville, Ill....
    • 215 Elm Court

    • 215 Elm Court; residences;
    • At the turn of the century, John Eli Triggs lived in this brick home at 215 Elm Court. It then became the residence of his son Ross S. Triggs. John Eli operated Triggs Grocery and Meat Market, a leading business on Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville,...

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