Touhy Avenue

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Touhy Avenue
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7200 North
Location Chicago, Lincolnwood, Skokie, Niles, Park Ridge, Des Plaines, Rosemont, Elk Grove Village
East end 1200 W (near Lake Michigan, Chicago)
West end Tonne Road, Elk Grove Village

Touhy Avenue is a major thoroughfare throughout northern Chicago, Illinois as well as the north and northwestern suburbs of the city. It is named for Patrick L. Touhy, a subdivider who was also the son-in-law of Phillip Rogers, an early settler who helped develop Rogers Park.[1][2] Points of interest along Touhy Avenue include Loyola Park, the Winston Towers,[3] the Lincolnwood Town Center, Hebrew Theological College, Village Crossing Shopping Center, the HALO (Shure) Headquarters Building the Leaning Tower YMCA, the Pickwick Theatre, and the northern end of O'Hare International Airport.


  1. ^ Haymer, Don; Tom McNamee (1988). Streetwise Chicago. Chicago: Loyola University Press. p. 125. ISBN 0-8294-0596-8. 
  2. ^ Chicago Streets, Chicago History Museum.
  3. ^ Winston Towers,