Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Old Orchard Shopping Center

Skokie, Illinois - circa late '60s

Aerial view of the Old Orchard Shopping Center in Skokie, Illinois in the late, groovy 1960s.

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, 5

(Study images courtesy and © the Skokie Public Library)


Blogger BIGMallrat said...

Don't anyone panic, but this looks as if it could actually qualify as the first "lifestyle" center.

Thu Nov 16, 03:47:00 PM  
Blogger hushpuppy said...

I wouldn't classify it as a lifestyle center as the mall was quite separate from the parking area. To me, a lifesytle center means you can drive right up to the stores and walk in from the parking lot.

Old Orchard has become huge and bloated these days. I was there in September and they were bulldozing the former Saks Fifth Avenue building. Neither Bloomingdale's now Marshall Field had many customers the day I was there.

Fri Nov 17, 07:20:00 PM  
Anonymous didi said...

Why is that everytime I go there I never find a parking spot. But it isn't often that I go there. I mean I can't exactly afford the over-priced and over-bloated crap nor would I want to pay the prices if I could afford it.

Sat Nov 18, 04:30:00 PM  

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