Saturday, September 09, 2006

Old Orchard Shopping Center

Skokie, Illinois - circa 1980

Here are two great 1980 aerial views of the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The above shot is from the south at Golf Road facing north. Montgomery Ward is the large anchor store on the end nearest us.

Skokie, Illinois - circa 1980

From another angle, here's the view looking northwest of Golf Road and Skokie Boulevard.

Mall history: 1956 - present
Developer: Philip M. Klutznick
Current website: here
Current aerial view
Info from Wikipedia
Resource articles: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Previous entries: 1, 2, 3, 4

(Images courtesy and © the Skokie Public Library)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the movie "Ordinary People" there are several mall scenes with Mary Tyler Moore, could have been this mall as I think it was filmed here.

Sun Sep 10, 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous didi said...

Yea it was filmed around Chicago, but I really can't remember if they used Old Orcahrd. Something tells me no. It may have been a different mall.

Sun Sep 10, 09:41:00 PM  

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