BlockWalks, Central Street in downtown Wilmette

Downtown Wilmette is just a block from the Metra Station. It's a brief stretch along Wilmette Avenue and Central Street that seems frozen in time. Stores turn over infrequently but the streetscape is timeless and unvarying.

I moved to 11th & Central from Lincoln Park's DePaul neighborhood in 1988 when my children were nearing school age. We often walked the block you'll see in this video. Join my son Jordan and me for a look at the scene, some random reminiscences, and Jordan's take on being a child in Wilmette.

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