In case you haven’t heard, Woodfield Mall is scheduled to be renovated this year for the first time since 1995 when Nordstrom’s  and 49 other stores were added.

For those of you interested in looking at the Woodfield of your childhood, you might want to take a look at the Chicago Tribune’s story here.   The story includes a nice slideshow of photos of Woodfield during construction and over the years.

There are a couple of great photos of Center Court during Christmas and of the designer home that was set up every year.  There are even stores seen that haven’t been mentioned on this blog (J. Riggings anyone?)  Maybe you’ll recognize some of the kids in the photos too. Best of all, you can even find a photo of the beloved waterfall!

Lastly, the aerial photo at the end that shows the mall in the early 1990s when the Pure Oil property with its circular configuration to the north had yet to be transformed into Woodfield Village Green, really brings home what an amazing feat it was to develop this mall in the middle of the fields of Schaumburg Township.

Take a look and report back!

Jane Rozek
Local History Librarian
Schaumburg Township District Library



  1. A Smith Says:

    The aerial in photo 17 is dated 1991, 20 years after opening. I’m not aware of a significant number of new highrises in the immediate area, in the past 25 years.

    • jrozek Says:

      Thank you A. Smith for pointing this out. You are correct in saying there were relatively few office properties developed after 1991. I changed the text to reflect that date. Thank you!

      Jane Rozek
      Local History Librarian
      Schaumburg Township District Library

  2. sandy Says:

    where are the pictures,I dont see any??

  3. nenamatahari Says:

    I remember soaping the fountains and setting off bottle rockets in that mall. I was an awful kid.

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