A site plan of the original (1.3 million square foot) retail hub. In the early days of shopping malls, plans would often include a high-rise "Professional Building" of leased office spaces. Most of these were never built. The 8-story tower at OAKBROOK CENTER is an example of one that was actually constructed.


OAKBROOK CENTER TENANTS 1962:

MARSHALL FIELD & COMPANY (with Oak Room Restaurant) / SEARS (with Coffee Shop and freestanding Auto Center) / BONWIT TELLER / S.S. KRESGE 5 & 10 (with luncheonette) / JEWEL TEA COMPANY supermarket / Baker's Shoes / Baskin's men's & ladies' wear / Benson-Rixon men's wear / Best & Company / Broadstreets men's wear / Burney Brothers Bakery / Chandler's Shoes / Almer Coe Optical / John P. Daleiden Company religious items / Dutch Mill Candies / Edward's Restaurant / Fabric Mart / Famous Beauty Salons / Fannie May Candies / Flagg Brothers Shoes / Guilded Cage / Henrici's restaurant / House of Organs / Household Finance / Joseph Salon Shoes / Kay Howard / Kroch's & Brentano's Books / Lane Bryant ladies' wear / Lyon & Healy music / Oakbrook Barber Shop / Oakbrook Center Professional Building & Concourse / O'Conner & Goldberg Shoes / C.D. Peacock Jewelers / Peck & Peck ladies' sports wear / Phillip's Flowers & Gifts / R & R Shoes / Maurice L. Rothschild & Company department store / Slocum's Children's Shop / John A. Smyth & Company furniture / Stuarts Ready-To-Wear For Ladies / Thayer McNeil Shoes / Victor's sports wear / Walgreen Drug (with luncheonette) / Youthful Shoes