Touhy Avenue

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Touhy Avenue
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Patrick L. Touhy Memorial Avenue
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 street 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, Lincolnwood Produce & Grocery, Loeber Motors, Hebrew Theological College, Village Crossing Shopping Center, the 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,