Recently, one of the blog followers donated a Hoffman Estates Residence & Business Directory from the year 1969 to the library. It contains residential listings as well as business listings and is a mere 15 pages long. This directory was done before the addresses changed in 1971.
Curious as to the businesses that existed back then in Hoffman Estates, I’ve pulled them out of the directory and posted them here. These are some tidbits I found interesting:
- It’s surprising just how many businesses were located in the Golf Rose Shopping Center. That was a busy place in 1969!
- There was actually a taxidermist in town.
- Other than the schools, churches and other local government entities, the businesses that are still in existence are: Hoffman Estates Currency Exchange, Hoffman Lanes, Jewel Food Stores, Hoffman Homes and Hoffman Estates Car Wash. Or, did I miss one?
- Why aren’t there any banks listed?
Maybe you frequented these businesses or maybe they were owned by your family members or friends? Your comments are always welcome.
AAA Service–Heating and Air Conditioning
Ace Hardware, Schaumburg and Roselle Roads
B & K Realty & Insurance, 16 Golf Rose Shopping Center
B & K Telephone Answering Service, 16 Golf Rose Shopping Center
Barth, Carl Real Estate & Insurance, 102 Ash
Baskin Robbins 31 Flavors Ice Cream, 1-A Golf Rose Shopping Center
Bert’s Plantation, Golf Rose Shopping Center
Beth Tikvah Congregation, 275 Hillcrest
Blackhawk Elementary School, Illinois Blvd.
Bloodgood, O H MD, Golf and Roselle Roads
Boris, J.A. Insurance, Golf Rose Shopping Center
Bowling Proprietors Assocation of America, W. Higgins Road
Brass N Glass Floral & Gifts, 6 Golf Rose Plaza
Bubley Insurance Service, 498 Devonshire Lane
Burger King, 50 Hoffman Plaza
C & D Lamberti Inc., 427 Glenlake Dr.
Camelot Studio, 168 Hillcrest Court
Cherry’s Shoes Inc., 21 Golf Rose Shopping Center
Church of the Cross United Presbyterian, W. Higgins Road
Cine-Mark Co., 233 Olive
Clothes Basket, The, 213 S. Roselle Road
Community Consolidated School District 54, 105 Audubon Pl.
Conant Jas B High School, Old Plum Grove Road
Corina Int & Dec, 254 Harper Lane
Crest Heating & Air Conditioning, 2 Hoffman Plaza
Deanna’s School of Dance, 23 Golf Rose Shopping Center
De Bruyne, Tom–State Farm Agent, Schaumburg and Roselle Roads
DeRamos, A, MD, Golf and Roselle Roads
Diamond Cue Club, 28 Golf Rose Shopping Center
Dog ‘N’ Suds, 225 S. Roselle Road
Du-Co Engineering Co., Golf Rose Center
Ed’s Sinclair Service, Golf and Roselle Roads
Electricooker General Foods, 372 Newport
Estates Liqrs, 4 Golf Rose Shopping Center
Ewert & Ewert Distr 211 Edgemont
Fairview School, Arizona Blvd.
Ferrin’s Taxidermy Studio, 633 Chippendale Rd.
1st Baptist Church, 300 Illinois Blvd.
Floss N’ Etts Sample Shop, 18 Golf Rose Plaza
Frank of Hoffman Plaza Beauty Salon, 17 Golf Rose Plaza
Franks Beauty Salon, 17 Golf Rose Plaza
Golden Acres Country Club, Roselle Road
Golf Paint Glass & Wallpaper Co., Golf Rose Shopping Center
Golf Rose Barber Shop, 1 E. Golf Rose Shopping Center
Great Lakes X-Ray Service, 102 Basswood
Higgins Roselle Plaza Shell Service, Higgins & Roselle Roads
Highlander Bus Mach, 100 Briarcliff
Highlands Baptist Church, 223 Northview Lane
Hillcrest School, Hillcrest & Fremont
Hoffman Estates Beauty Salon, 17 Golf Rose Plaza
Hoffman Estates Car Wash, 100 E. Golf Road
Hoffman Estates Currency Exchange, 6 Hoffman Plaza
Hoffman Estates Liq Inc., 4 Golf Rose Ctr
Hoffman Estates Organ & Piano, 29 Golf Rose Shopping Center
Hoffman Estates Park Dist, 161 Illinois
Hoffman Estates Pure Oil, Roselle & Higgins Roads
Hoffman Estates Realty Co., Cor Schaumburg & Roselle Rds.
Hoffman Estates Standard, Golf & Roselle Rds
Hoffman Estates Village, 161 Illinois
Hoffman Estates Village of Youth Comm, 161 Illinois Blvd.
Hoffman Estates Village of Bldg Comm, 161 Illinois Blvd.
Hoffman Estates Water Department, 161 Illinois Blvd.
Hoffman Home Values, 11 Hoffman Plaza
Hoffman Homes, Golf Rose Shopping Center
Hoffman Lanes, Higgins & Roselle Roads
Hoffman Optical, Golf Rose Shop Ctr
Hoffman Rosner Corp, Golf Rose Ctr
Hoffman School, Grand Canyon Pkway
Home & Business Painting Decorators, 178 Illinois Blvd.
Home Values Inc., Golf Rose Shopping Center
Honda of Hoffman Estates, 120 E. Golf
Irene’s Rainbow Kitchen, 201 S. Roselle
Jewel Food Stores, 10 Hoffman Plaza
Jims Citgo Service, Rt 58 & Roselle Roads
Jones R O & Associates, 2 N Golf Rose Shopping Center
Jupiter Cleaners, 3 Hoffman Plz
King Studios, 168 Hillcrest Ct.
Lafferty Stables, Roselle Road and Rte 58
Lakeview School, 280 Lakeview
Lewis, A L Crown & Bridge Lab, 451 Glen Lane
(To be continued next week…)
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