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Linden Avenue businesses near the elevated train terminal in 1949 
Image  1949,   Businesses on the northeast corner of 4th Street and Linden Avenues. The elevated train station is across the street on the southeast corner of the intersection. This area is also known as Linden Square. Shown is the Sheridan Cafe & Lunch. Photographer is unknown.
Lyman Pharmacy at 4th Street & Linden Avenues in 1956 
Image  27 Sep 1956,   View of Lyman Pharmacy on the northwest corner of Fourth Street and Linden Avenues. This business district is also known as Linden Square. Linden Store for Men and Wests Sports Shop can also be seen. It is unknown whether the publishing company still exists or whether copyright is retained by it...
Intersection 4th Street and Linden Avenue about 1960 
Image  1960,   View looks east down Linden Avenue. Photo shows Stremmel 5 & 10 on the northeast corner of the intersection. Baha'i Temple is visible in the distance. A notation on the back of the postcard states: "Reproduction rights reserved Joboul Publishing Company, Evanston, Illinois." It is unknown...
Intersection Central and Wilmette Avenues about 1960 
Image  1960,   View looks west down Central Avenue. A drugstore is on the northwest corner of the intersection and Wilmette Village Hall on the southwest corner. A notation on the back of the postcard states: "Reproduction rights reserved Joboul Publishing Company, Evanston, Illinois." It is unknown whether...
Northwest corner of Wilmette and Central Avenues, Wilmette, Illinois, about 1935 
Image  1935,   View looks down Wilmette Avenue toward the northeast. Lyman Drugs is visible on the corner. Photographer and publisher unknown.
Lyman Drugs northwest corner of Wilmette and Central Avenues, Wilmette, Illinois, 1948. 
Image  June 1948,   View looks east down Wilmette Avenue. Also visible in the photograph is Encyclopedia Britannica Films, Jewel and a dry goods store. The photographer's stamp is on the reverse of the photograph. Photo by Bill Kuiken, 1337 Washington Ave., Wilmette, Ill.
Walgreen Drugs southwest corner of Wilmette and Central Avenues, Wilmette, Illinois, 1948 
Image  June 1948,   View looks southwest along Wilmette Avenue. Businesses visible in the photograph are Walgreen Drugs, the Wilmette Cafe and Bosch Wallpaper and Paints.
Northeast corner Wilmette and Central Avenues, June 1948 
Image  June 1948,   View of the intersection of Wilmette and Central Avenues looking north. Visible to the east is the marquee of the Wilmette Theater which is showing Good News , a film starring June Allyson and Peter Lawford; a barber shop; Schultz & Nord Dry Cleaners on Central Avenue with Wilmette Stationers...
Hollister building 
Image  1960,   Black and white snapshot of the Hollister Building, Central St. near Park Av., where the Wilmette Life newspaper was published by Lloyd Hollister in Wilmette, Illinois.
Carson, Pirie Scott & Co. at Eden's Plaza, Wilmette, 1956 
Image  1956,   A notation on the back of the photograph states: "Town & Country Photographers; 509 S. Wabash; Chicago, Illinois; Harrison 7-8350; Neg. No. 6187-1." It is unknown whether this company still exists or whether copyright is retained by it or a successor company.
Black and white photograph of an artist's rendition of Carson Pirie Scott & Co. at Edens Plaza, Wilmette, about 1960 
Image  1960,  
Wilmette State Bank, side view 
ImageComments:    The Wilmette State Bank was located at 1200 Central St. Wilmette.
Wilmette State Bank 
Image    This photograph was published in Wilmette and the Suburban Whirl by Herbert B. Mulford in 1956, p.116. The Wilmette State Bank was located at 1200 Central St. Wilmette.
View looking NW showing Wilmette State Bank, Village Hall, Shultz & Nord dry cleaners 
Image    The Wilmette State Bank was located at 1200 Central St. Wilmette. Note the small pine tree in the photograph now used as the focus of Village winter holiday celebrations.
First Federal Savings & Loan of Wilmette 
ImageComments:Mysteries:  1940,   Formerly located at 1149 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, IL. This photograph was published in the book Wilmette and the Suburban Whirl by Herbert B. Mulford in 1956.
First Federal Savings & Loan of Wilmette close up view 
Image  1940,   Formerly located at 1149 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, IL. Building no longer exists. In 1934 a group of citizens, called together by the Chamber of Commerce, organized the First Federal Savings & Loan Association of Wilmette to make loans on home real estate. In pencil on reverse " Old First Federal on...
Wilmette Pharmacy, 1960 
Image  1960,   Wilmette Pharmacy was located on the southwest corner of the intersection at Wilmette Avenue and Green Bay Road, Wilmette, Illinois
Wilmette Pharmacy, 1907 
ImageText  16 Nov 1907,   Postcard shows a view of the Wilmette Pharmacy at the southwest corner of the intersection of Green Bay Road and Wilmette Avenue. A horse and buggy stands on Wilmette Avenue. The card is an advertisement for the pharmacy, H. K. Snider, proprietor. Card is addressed on the reverse to Mrs. Herbert...
First library building in Wilmette 
Image  About 1901,   Photograph of the first library building in Wilmette which was located on the corner of Wilmette and Central avenues. It was known originally as the "Elmwood Library Association" becoming a public library in 1901. In 1904 the collection was moved to the new Carnegie Library of Wilmette building....
Photograph of the Carnegie Library of Wilmette pasted onto a scrapbook page 
Image  About 1915,   Carnegie Library of Wilmette showing the surrounding lawn and street. Exact date unknown.
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Photographs of Wilmette


Collection of photographs taken in Wilmette, Illinois.