Illinois Mid-Century Modern Roofs & Canopies

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Uncle Nick's
Rockford, IL
Uncle Nick's is a Greek fast food place that opened in 1980. The building appears to be from the 1960s. It might have been a former convenience store or gas station office. Does anyone know what was here originally? For more, see this website. [map]

unidentified building [gone]
Rockford, IL
Berwyn Western Plumbing [gone]
Berwyn, IL
This unidentified building was probably from the 1960s. It stood alone in a cornfield and seemed a little fancy and big for a produce stand. There were no other commercial buildings around. Does anyone know anything about it? This photo is from 2009. By 2012, the walls of the building were gone but the roof was still standing. By 2022, the building was completely gone.

Berwyn Western Plumbing was established in 1950. This building was built in 1962. This photo is from 2012. The building was demolished around 2015.

Trim 'N Tidy Cleaners
Chicago, IL
The Trim 'N Tidy Cleaners was built in 1963. For more, see this website. [map]

Homewood, IL
Riverside Chocolate Factory
McHenry, IL
This shelter is located in Independence Park. I assume there were benches underneath it originally. [map]

The Riverside Chocolate Factory is probably mid-century. The conical roof appears to be topped with chocolate syrup. The building previously housed the Pine Tree Pet Shop which seems fitting considering the roof's shape. Does anyone know when this place was built and what was here originally? [map]

Ida Crown Natatorium
Chicago, IL
The Ida Crown Natatorium appears to be mid-century and has an enormous concrete roof. [map]

Harrison Pool
Chicago, IL
The Harrison Pool appears to be identical to the Ida Crown Natatorium shown above. A Natatorium was built here in Harrison Park in 1914. In 1987, it was converted into the National Museum of Mexican Art. I assume this pool which appears to be from the 1960s was built to replace the original. [map]

Pride Cleaners
Chicago, IL
Pride Cleaners was built in 1959. It was designed by the Chicago-based architect, Gerald Siegwart. There was an addition in 1966 but other than that the building is intact, including the original aquamarine interior. The building features a concrete hyperbolic parabola roof and the original sign. Chain link fencing has been installed to discourage skateboarders from using the roof. There was another location in Chicago which is gone now. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

More Illinois:
McPherson Theatre (Bloomington)
Mister Donut (Decatur & Joliet)
Gray Plaza Motel (Marion)
Coles County Airport Steak House (Mattoon)
Douglas Care & Rehabilitation Center (Mattoon)
Belvidere Discount Mall (Waukegan)
bathhouse Illinois Beach State Park (Zion) [gone]