“I was shocked.” That’s how Jim Nash, with the Farnsworth-Hill property management company, describes his reaction when workers rehabbing the 708 Church Street building earlier this week uncovered a sign from years gone by.
“Milburns,” the sign said, above a window and some plywood window coverings.
That 708 Church storefront most recently housed Market Fresh Books. It’s being fixed up as the new home for American Mattress, currently on Davis Street. But what the heck was Milburns?
Well, according to the Evanston History Center, Milburns was a women’s sportswear store from