Posts tagged "Lake Street"

Forgotten Merchants: Hollenbach Seed Company

Forgotten Merchants: Hollenbach Seed Company
On the building at 808 W. Lake Street on the Near West Side, the name HOLLENBACH is in big letters. The Hollenbach Seed Company was founded by Peter Hollenbach, a German immigrant, in Chicago in 1877. He was originally on West Randolph then North Halsted and finally, this building, built in 1909 by Worthmann and Steinbach. Additions were made... Read more »

The Dunder Mifflins of Lake Street

The Dunder Mifflins of Lake Street
Two buildings across the street from each other on Lake Street near Halsted on the Near West Side have ghost signs advertising similar paper businesses located there long ago. 727 W. Lake Street was formerly the home of Rauth Brothers. William and Louis Rauth, who had moved to Chicago in the late 1860s from Wisconsin,... Read more »
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