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nectarsis
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« on: December 07, 2011, 12:56:50 AM »

2100 W North Ave.   3 stories, 294,690 square feet




http://www.flickr.com/photos/bxk/217923888/


With the awesome Legacy bank across the street.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/miltownkid/4971725103/


Does anyone know what this was initially (or thru the years) used for?
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2011, 05:37:03 PM »

I remember when that store was the North Avenue location, of Sears Roebuck and company.  My family shopped there in the 1950s, but not sure how long they lasted.  Behind the building in the photo was the Sears auto center, where they sold tires, oil and Allstate motor scooters, etc.  We stopped going there when the neighborhood changed, due to shifting demographics.
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2014, 07:21:17 AM »

2100 W North Ave.   3 stories, 294,690 square feet




http://www.flickr.com/photos/bxk/217923888/


With the awesome Legacy bank across the street.
This indeed was a busy Sears Department store. A unique feature in the 50's was a station on the third floor overlooking the parking lot. During busy times a speaker announced that there was a space available in row 2 or row 3 for black Buick or whatever car you were in.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/miltownkid/4971725103/


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