Old Orchard Shopping Center
Skokie, Illinois - 1985
Here's a great, moody picture! It's also right on the borderline of how recent I want to call "vintage" and share here. But the shot is so cool that I'm gonna indulge myself and dip into '85 for a sec today. :) If it was much later, I'd probably not post it. 1985 just barely squeaks in I guess.
Photo caption: "Photograph of the Montgomery Ward store at the Old Orchard Shopping Center in Skokie, Illinois in 1985. The photograph shows the view looking east from the shopping center outside Montgomery Ward's including the Evans Store."
Mall history: 1954 - present
Architect: Richard Marsh Bennett (1907-1996)
Current website: here
Current aerial view
Previous entries: 1, 2, 3
(Image courtesy and © the Skokie Public Library)