Images: Lambs Farm in Libertyville Retro Gallery

 
 
Posted5/7/2015 1:00 AM
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This week's Retro Gallery features Lambs Farm in Libertyville. Lambs Farm has been operating since 1961 as a premier nonprofit organization with a mission of helping people with developmental disabilities by providing housing, socialization opportunities, recreation programs and vocational skills and jobs in an effort to help people grow.

In September of 1961, Bob Terese and Corinne Owen opened a small pet shop on Chicago's State Street with the idea of providing a place for individuals with disabilities a chance to work.

Bob and Corinne expanded in 1965 by moving to Libertyville when noted philanthropist W. Clement Stone purchased and donated a 70-acre farm. With the help of family members and donors, they turned a restored, century-old barn into one of the area's largest pet stores and used the additional space to create new businesses.

Today there is the Dogwood Garden & Pet Center, Farmyard, Magnolia Cafe & Bakery, Cedar Crest Thrift Shop and Sugar Maple Country Store.

Lambs Farm will host a Mother's Day Brunch at the Magnolia Cafe & Bakery Sunday, May 10. Reservations are available throughout the day with a cost of $24.95 for adults, $10.95 for ages 2-12 and free for under 23 months. For reservations, call (847) 362-5050 or visit www.lambsfarm.org.

Profits from the brunch directly supports vocational services and training for men and women to learn new skills and to interact with the community.

So take a walk down memory lane with us. Reminisce about that special time, place or person in your life from back in the day. Share your memories. Share your photos with #RetroGallery. Tell us what you'd like to see in future galleries.

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Co-founders Corinne Owen, left, and Bob Terese, center, with participants in the bakery at Lambs Farm in Libertyville.
Co-founders Corinne Owen, left, and Bob Terese, center, with participants in the bakery at Lambs Farm in Libertyville.
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A waitress serves several women at the Shepherd's Inn Restaurant at Lambs Farm in Libertyville.
A waitress serves several women at the Shepherd's Inn Restaurant at Lambs Farm in Libertyville.
Daily Herald file photo, October 1978
Original site of Lambs Pet Shop on State Street in Chicago opened in 1961 by Corinne Owen and Bob Terese to provide jobs for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Original site of Lambs Pet Shop on State Street in Chicago opened in 1961 by Corinne Owen and Bob Terese to provide jobs for individuals with developmental disabilities.
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Pet Shop on Lambs Farm at Lambs Farm in Libertyville. It changed from a barn to the Pet Shop in 1965.
Pet Shop on Lambs Farm at Lambs Farm in Libertyville. It changed from a barn to the Pet Shop in 1965.
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A participant makes cookies in the bakery at Lambs Farm in Libertyville.
A participant makes cookies in the bakery at Lambs Farm in Libertyville.
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Co-founder Corinne Owen and participants at the Lambs Pet Shop on State Street in Chicago.
Co-founder Corinne Owen and participants at the Lambs Pet Shop on State Street in Chicago.
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Manager and participant in the bakery at Lambs Farm in Libertyville.
Manager and participant in the bakery at Lambs Farm in Libertyville.
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Sign for the Children's Farmyard and Petting Zoo at Lambs Farm in Libertyville. The Farmyard opened in 1969.
Sign for the Children's Farmyard and Petting Zoo at Lambs Farm in Libertyville. The Farmyard opened in 1969.
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A visitor pets a llama at the Children's Farmyard and Petting Zoo at Lambs Farm in Libertyville.
A visitor pets a llama at the Children's Farmyard and Petting Zoo at Lambs Farm in Libertyville.
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Co-founders Corinne Owen, left, and Bob Terese, second from right, with participants in the Lambs Pet Shop on State Street in Chicago.
Co-founders Corinne Owen, left, and Bob Terese, second from right, with participants in the Lambs Pet Shop on State Street in Chicago.
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Co-founder Bob Terese and participant in the Lambs Pet Shop on State Street in Chicago.
Co-founder Bob Terese and participant in the Lambs Pet Shop on State Street in Chicago.
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Co-founders Corinne Owen and Robert Terese with the original 12 participants at a group meeting at Lambs Pet Shop on State Street in Chicago.
Co-founders Corinne Owen and Robert Terese with the original 12 participants at a group meeting at Lambs Pet Shop on State Street in Chicago.
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Participant packs jam in the Country Store at Lambs Farm in Libertyville.
Participant packs jam in the Country Store at Lambs Farm in Libertyville.
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A participant fills the salad bar at Shepherd's Inn at Lambs Farm in Libertyville.
A participant fills the salad bar at Shepherd's Inn at Lambs Farm in Libertyville.
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A little girl is licked by a puppy at the Pet Shop at Lambs Farm in Libertyville.
A little girl is licked by a puppy at the Pet Shop at Lambs Farm in Libertyville.
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Children's Farmyard and Petting Zoo at Lambs Farm in Libertyville.
Children's Farmyard and Petting Zoo at Lambs Farm in Libertyville.
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A waiter takes the food order of visitors to Shepherd's Inn at Lambs Farm in Libertyville.
A waiter takes the food order of visitors to Shepherd's Inn at Lambs Farm in Libertyville.
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A mother holds her child up to pet a horse at the Children's Farmyard and Petting Zoo at Lambs Farm in Libertyville.
A mother holds her child up to pet a horse at the Children's Farmyard and Petting Zoo at Lambs Farm in Libertyville.
Daily Herald file photo, October 1978
Corinne Owen and Bob Terese stand in front of the Pet Shop at Lambs Farm in Libertyville.
Corinne Owen and Bob Terese stand in front of the Pet Shop at Lambs Farm in Libertyville.
Daily Herald file photo, October 1978
Lambs Farm participants work on a silk screen machine in the Silk Screen Shop at Lambs Farm in Libertyville. The shop opened in 1967.
Lambs Farm participants work on a silk screen machine in the Silk Screen Shop at Lambs Farm in Libertyville. The shop opened in 1967.
Daily Herald file photo, October 1978
Residents play cards in one of the housing units at Lambs Farm in Libertyville.
Residents play cards in one of the housing units at Lambs Farm in Libertyville.
Daily Herald file photo, 1978
A participant fills the buffet for visitors at Shepherd's Inn at Lambs Farm in Libertyville.
A participant fills the buffet for visitors at Shepherd's Inn at Lambs Farm in Libertyville.
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Visitors shop in Grandma's Bakery at Lambs Farm in Libertyville. The bakery opened in 1968.
Visitors shop in Grandma's Bakery at Lambs Farm in Libertyville. The bakery opened in 1968.
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A waitress clears a plate from the table of Dr. Karl Menninger at Shepherd's Inn at Lambs Farm in Libertyville. Menninger received the Good Shepherd Award in 1969 for his support of the program. The noted psychiatrist worked with the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas.
A waitress clears a plate from the table of Dr. Karl Menninger at Shepherd's Inn at Lambs Farm in Libertyville. Menninger received the Good Shepherd Award in 1969 for his support of the program. The noted psychiatrist worked with the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas.
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