Welcome to the Carpentersville Memories Meadowdale Pages.  Our goal is to bring back some fun memories of growing up in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Please take your time and check out all of the Meadowdale pages; they are sure to bring back many memories.


We bring back Memories you didn’t know you had

What was Carpentersville like in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s?

Carpentersville was a place where we all felt safe, any time of day or night.  A place we called home, a place with friends, family and great people.  Whether you lived there for a year or a life time, the memories of Carpentersville are forever in your mind.  Check out all of the Meadowdale pages.

Click on the images below to visit that specific Meadowdale related page.

Meadowdale Lanes, Liberty Lanes, Spencer’s Meadowdale Lanes, whatever the name was you probably learned to bowl there.
Meadowdale Bulletin

A part of Meadowdale history.
The Meadowdale Bulletin has great images and insights about Carpentersville and Meadowdale in the 50s and 60s. Residential floor plans and articles about how great it was to live there.
Meadowdale Carnival
The Carnival came to Meadowdale Shopping Center every year. It was a great time and is a wonderful memory of days gone by.
Meadowdale Christmas

Images of Christmas at the Meadowdale Shopping Center. Parades, Santa, lots and lots of fun and surprises.
Meadowdale Cinema
Pepsi-O-Rama, Movies, Dates, Jobs, whatever the reason, everyone went there at some point. What a great memory from the past, two screens to four screens and beyond.
The Jet Slide

Remember getting on those burlap sacks and sliding down that huge metal slide? Burns on your arms and legs, but what fun it was. Memories like these from days long gone are so much fun.
Meadowdale Raceway
People came from all over the world to race and watch the races. A huge undertaking by the Besinger’s and a place that lives in the memories of so many to this very day.
Meadowdale Shopping Center

45 stores, a shopping mall, indoor ice skating, more than anyone today could imagine in a town the size of Carpentersville. Lots of great images from the past to revive those old memories of your days at Meadowdale.

Paul’s Sausage Shop

There is a good chance that Paul catered an event you went to in the 1960’s or 70’s.  Remember the pickle barrel?  Remember the donuts? 

Skipper’s Music

Where most of the residents bought their music. Great memories of one of the best record stores of all time. What do you remember about Skipper’s?
This link will take you to the Meadowdale Shopping Center page where you can view all of the great images related to Skipper’s.
At the Meadowdale Shopping Center in the late 50s and early 60s there was a mall. It was one of the first of its kind outside of New York City. An indoor skating arena, shops, restaurants and a very exciting experience. Journey back to the days of the Wintergarden.


What People are Saying

“I love this place !”

Lets me relive some of my childhood every chance I get

Cathy D.

“Fabulous memories came flooding back”

So much to see and so many memories, this is an amazing web site “

Dan K.

“Another amazing experience”

Always something new every time I visit the site

Clyde L.

“Speechless, worth every penny”

Couldn’t believe all there was to see for such a small yearly subscription, and complete Yearbooks too !!”

Bob M.