Harrer Building

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Harrer Building
Harrer Building.jpg
Harrer Building is located in Illinois
Harrer Building
Harrer Building is located in the US
Harrer Building
Location 8051 Lincoln Ave.,
Skokie, Illinois
Coordinates 42°1′39″N 87°45′14″W / 42.02750°N 87.75389°W / 42.02750; -87.75389Coordinates: 42°1′39″N 87°45′14″W / 42.02750°N 87.75389°W / 42.02750; -87.75389
Area less than one acre
Built 1874 (1874)
Architect Harrer, Michael
Architectural style Italianate
NRHP reference # 83000310[1]
Added to NRHP February 17, 1983

The Harrer Building is a historic building located at 8051 North Lincoln Avenue in Skokie, Illinois.

Description and history[edit]

Michael Harrer, a Bavarian immigrant, built the building in 1874 for his family's home and his meat market. Harrer's meat market was the first in the village, then known as Niles Center, and the building is the oldest extant commercial building in Skokie. In addition, the building's Italianate style architecture is unique among Skokie commercial buildings. The Harrer family played a significant role in the development of Niles Center; Michael Harrer was a village trustee, and his son Adam was the first village president.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 17, 1983.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places - Nomination Form: Harrer Building" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved January 20, 2013.