Filmed around 1940 when the village was home to just 3,500 residents, a segment of this footage was taken from a car headed west down 95th Street. Several former Oak Lawn landmarks are visible, including the train depot, water tower and Behrend’s Hardware Store. Most of the buildings that appear in the film do not survive into the present day.
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Kevin Korst is the local history coordinator for the Oak Lawn Public Library. Visit the library's second floor and explore the exhibits, archives or just ask Kevin an obscure history question about the village.
Editor's note: In our haste to get this video up, Patch inadvertantly put the wrong byline on this story. Kevin Korst of the Oak Lawn Library provided the clip and background for the video. We apologize to Mr. Korst.