Nearby Landmarks


Welcome to the Carpentersville Memories Area Landmark 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 area landmark pages, they are sure to bring back some fond memories.


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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 area landmark pages.

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Bell’s Orchard
The 45 acre orchard was located at 1005 West Lane # 22 in Lake Zurich, IL. Bell’s opened in 1939, & was started by John Bell & William Webbe.
Bettendorf Castle

In 1931, Theodore “Teddy” Bettendorf immigrated to America from Luxembourg. Overlooking the town of Fox River Grove, he began building a castle that took over 36 years of dedication and hard work to complete.
Dispensa’s Castle of Toys
Dispensa’s Castle of Toys was a toy store near the Oakbrook Center shopping center, in DuPage County, Illinois. The store opened to the public in 1967. Kiddie Kingdom amusement park opened in 1975. Kiddie Kingdom closed its doors for good in 1984.
Fisherman’s Dude Ranch

It’s hidden behind maple saplings and overgrown vines now, but look closely in the brush on the south side of Golf Road just east of I-294 and you will indeed see a giant rainbow trout leaping into the air. Look a little further back, and you’ll see the fisherman waiting to bring in his catch.
Goebberts Farm
Goebbert’s has been in the farm market business since 1948, when George Goebbert started a roadside vegetable stand in Arlington Heights. At the time, the Arlington Park Racetrack generated a lot of traffic and customers to the vegetable stand.
Mill Run

Mill Run Playhouse (aka Mill Run Theatre) was a 1,600 seat theatre in the round in Niles, Illinois. It was built in 1965 on the grounds of the Golf Mill Shopping Center. It was scheduled to open in June 1965 but torrential rains delayed the opening to July 2, 1965.
Olson Park
Those growing up in the Jefferson Park area, like so many Chicagoans who grew up on the Northwest Side, have fond memories of the Olson Rug Park and Waterfall.
Poplar Creek

Poplar Creek Music Theater was a concert venue located in Hoffman Estates. The amphitheatre  opened in 1980 and closed in 1994. It hosted a variety of popular musical acts during its 15-season existence.

The  Museum of Science and Industry

Remember going on field trips to the Museum of Science and Industry.  It was such an amazing and fun place.

The Spindle

Berwyn’s Cermak Plaza Shopping Center featured a piece of public art like no other: eight cars impaled on a 40-foot-tall spike in the center of its spacious parking lot.

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