Learn all about Trains of the North Shore at this exhibit at the Highland Park Historical Society.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Monday, September 27, 2010
What started as a retro phone booth turned into a full-blown retro diner in this week's exploration of Highland Park's Craigslist.
Imagine a retro diner. There's a black-and-white checkered floor, a chrome-lined booth, a full soda fountain against one wall, pinball machines, a stand-up popcorn machine, a jukebox, and just in case you want to invite your friends out to the sockhop, a soundproof wooden phone booth. Instead of serving food, this blast from the past was a theme room taking up 2,000 square feet of Highland Park resident Robert Eiseman's basement. "It was mostly for my kids," Eiseman explained. "I have four children, and when it came time for sleepovers, they were the most popular kids in school." Now that his children are grown and he's moving to a new home, Eiseman is dismantling the diner and selling off the pieces. I found his wooden phone booth …