Last week I mentioned a 1969 Hoffman Estates Residence & Business Directory that was sent to me by a blog follower.  I have pulled out all of the businesses in the directory to see if any of them trip a memory.  What follows is the listing, M-Z, of those I discovered. 5

The items I found interesting were:

  • What was Edward Pacana Foods?  Was it maybe in the old Schaumburg Center School building?
  • What exactly was Plaza Valueland?  Kind of like a Ben Franklin?  [According to ads in the Hoffman Herald, it was, in fact, very much like a Ben Franklin.  It was largely toiletries sold at a discount.  Wigs seemed to be a specialty.]
  • What was The Sorority House in the Golf Rose Shopping Center?National Food

MacArthur Douglas School, 521 Chippendale Rd

Melmar Realty Co, 498 Devonshire Lane

M’Gonigle & Sloan Inc., 2 N Golf Rose Shopping Center

National Food Stores, Golf & Roselle Rds

Newport Painting & Decorating, 389 Newport Rd

Northwest Printing Service, 101 Apple at Golf

Orchid Cleaners & Shirt Laundry, 9 Golf Rose Shopping Center

Osco Drug, 10 Hoffman Plaza

Our Saviours Methodist Church, E Golf Road

Pacana Edward Foods, Schaumburg  & Roselle Rds (2 Doors East of Roselle Rd)

Plaza Shell Service, Higgins & Roselle Roads

Plaza Valueland, 7 Hoffman-Plaza Shopping

Rainbow Inn, Rt 72

Ralston Electronics, 11 Hoffman Plaza

Re & Paul Twinbrook Texaco Service, Roselle & Bode Rds

Record The Division Pioneer News Inc, 26 W. Golf Rose Shopping Center

Red’s Barber Shop, Higgins & Roselle

Rice Heating & Cooling, Roselle & Higgins Rds

Rogners Plaza Shell Service, Higgins & Roselle Rds

Robs [Rohs] Dirt Sand & Gravel, Golf Rd

Roselle Appliance Service, Schaumburg & Roselle Rds

Roselle-Golf Realty Co, Golf Rose Ctr

Roselle Record, 117 Flagstaff

Russell’s Barber Shop, 2 Hoffman Plaza

St. Hubert Church, 126 Grand Canyon

St. Hubert Convent, 125 Grand Canyon

St. Hubert School, 170 Flagstaff

Schaumburg Town Committee on Youth, 15 Golf Rose Plaza

Schaumburg Travel Service, 338 W Golf Road

Sentiments & Sweets, 24 Golf Rose Shopping Center

7-Eleven Food Store No. 2, 217 S. Roselle Rd

Smith Heating & Welding, 149 Mohave

Snyder’s Hoffman Drug Inc, 32 Golf Rose Shopping Plaza

Sorority House The, 22 Golf Rose Shopping Ctr.

Stacey Plumbing & Heating Co, 214 Ash Rd

State Farm Ins–Tom De Bruyne Agent, Schaumburg & Roselle Rds

Stompanato Sons Plumbing, 218 Illinois Blvd

Suburban Import Motors, 120 E. Golf

Sundance Western Wear, Roselle Rd & Golf Rd

Ted’s Plumbing, Roselle & Higgins Rds

Thunderbird Theatre, Golf Rose Shopping Center

Twinbrook Hardware, 4 Hoffman Plaza

Twinbrook School, Ash Rd

Twinbrook YMCA, Schaumburg Rd

U-Haul Dealer, Roselle & Higgins Rds

United Rent All, 80 E. Golf Rd

Universal Painting Contractors, 2 Hoffman Plaza

Wolfgram & Assoc, 293 W Berkley Pl

Wurster R, 14 Golf Rose Shopping Ctr

Please feel free to post your comments!

Jane Rozek
Local History Librarian
Schaumburg Township District Library





  1. debbymiller@comcast.net Says:

    Jane – I see you have a listing for Robs – I think it was Jack Rohs, and he sold all sorts of gravel, etc for landscaping. He also sold firewood, and we used to go there for wood for our fireplace. It was located on the north side of Golf west of Roselle.

  2. John Duhamel Says:

    Red’s Barber shop is where my Dad got his first toupe. It was at the corner of Higgins and Golf rd

  3. bnetter3826 Says:

    Edward Pacana was an optometrist whose office was in the Golf Rose shopping center for many years.

    • jrozek Says:

      Well, this is interesting. What would his relationship to Edward Pacana Foods be then? Did he, by chance, have another business on the side of his optometry practice? Maybe you can help with that?

      Thank you for your interest,

      Jane Rozek
      Local History Librarian

  4. bnetter3826 Says:

    I think much more likely a misprint – I don’t believe the “Foods” was supposed to be attached.

  5. bnetter3826 Says:

    HA! I just now noticed the listing for Roselle Record at 117 Flagstaff. The Roselle Record was a newspaper (there was also a Bloomingdale and an Itasca version), of which my mom was Editor for several years, and 117 Flagstaff was our home address.

    • jrozek Says:

      Very interesting to hear your mother was editor. I’m sure she would have stories to tell! I’m glad you found a personal connection here.

      The library actually has The Record from 1962 to 1973 on microfilm. It’s very interesting to peruse. And full of future blog posting ideas…

      Jane Rozek
      Local History Librarian

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