Artista, I am kind of puzzled as to what the V means. I will have to do some research on that.
I know you're gonna like this. I am going to post some rare real photo post cards of the area from my collection.
Here is a view of the corner of Grand & Harlem circa 1908. The building was owned by John W. Thompson who had a general store there and also dealt in real estate.
Here is another of the corner of Grand & Oak Park Ave.'s circa 1908.
This one is right up your alley. This is the Masonic Temple at 6910 W. Grand circa 1925.
Here it is today.