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Mulford Street – Chicago Avenue

Mulford Street – Chicago Avenue

Former Mulford Street Metra Station Stairs

September 62017

This is one of many Metra ‘ghost stations’ along the Purple Line.

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Clark Manor’s Alley, North Clark Street

Clark Manor’s Alley, North Clark Street

Clark Manor's Ambulance Alley

September 62017

Clark Manor Convalescent Center is the full name…

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West Devon Avenue – North Glenwood Avenue
September 62017

“Be Yourself” — Behind Berhanu’s Beauty Salon and Hahn Liquors.

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The back of a former service station and warehouse near the Red Line’s Loyola stop. You’ve probably seen this stack!

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West Sheridan Road – W Rosemont Avenue

West Sheridan Road – W Rosemont Avenue

All is calm after its neighbor is demolished.

September 62017

Next to a demolished neighbor, near the Loyola University Post Office.

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West Rosemount – West Granville

West Rosemount – West Granville

Surf's up near Loyola University...

September 62017

Surf’s up at Loyola.

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Sherman Avenue – Greenwood Street

Sherman Avenue – Greenwood Street

The original Tinkertoy factory.

September 52017

The alley caught my eye because of the unique block glass windows on an old factory, which I later learned was the original Tinker Toy workshop!

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East Van Buren Street – South Michigan Avenue
September 52017

Behind the Chicago Fine Arts Building, which houses two of the oldest extant theatres in Chicago.

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East Balbo Ave – South Wabash Avenue

East Balbo Ave – South Wabash Avenue

Behind the Merle Raskin Theatre

September 42017

Behind the Merle Raskin Theatre are some silk flowers headed to the dump.

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East Congress Parkway – South Holden Court

East Congress Parkway – South Holden Court

Behind the Auditorium Theater

September 42017

The Auditorium Theater seats 4,000 and was once the tallest building in Chicago.

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Between the circa-1911 Artcraft Building in Printer’s Row and an electrical substation.

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West Polk Street – South Plymouth Court

West Polk Street – South Plymouth Court

Behind the Pope Building.

September 42017

The Pope Building was built in 1904 and stands at 140 feet (Emporis). While the area was a center for printers from the 1880s through the 1970s, since then most of the buildings have been turned into lofts.

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Grove Street – Davis Street

Grove Street – Davis Street

Behind the old Evanston telephone exchange.

September 32017

A descriptive notation behind an overlooked art deco telephone exchange. Built in 1929 for Bell, it was one of many buildings set up for operators to physically connect lines between telephone users. The building seems to be used by AT&T as a server hub, judging from the air handling.

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Grove Street – Sherman Ave

Grove Street – Sherman Ave

Evanston's Tag Gallery

September 32017

Evanston is a fine place to live, but it can be way too clean (read: uninspiring) for my eye. This is the exception, found behind a creperie and crossfit studio (because of course).

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West Lawrence Avenue – North Racine Avenue

West Lawrence Avenue – North Racine Avenue

The Green Mill Meets The Uptown Theater

September 32017

Stuck in the 1930s, between the biggest theater in the county–abandoned–and a historic jazz bar.

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East Adams Street – South Wabash Avenue

East Adams Street – South Wabash Avenue

Palmer House Anti-Promenade

September 32017

A ghost sign tells alley walkers what used to be cooking at Dudley’s.

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    Mulford Street – Chicago Avenue

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  • West Devon Avenue – North Glenwood Avenue

    West Devon Avenue – North Glenwood Avenue

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  • West Rosemont Avenue – West Sheridan Road

    West Rosemont Avenue – West Sheridan Road

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    West Sheridan Road – W Rosemont Avenue

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  • West Rosemount – West Granville

    West Rosemount – West Granville

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  • Sherman Avenue – Greenwood Street

    Sherman Avenue – Greenwood Street

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  • East Van Buren Street – South Michigan Avenue

    East Van Buren Street – South Michigan Avenue

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  • East Balbo Ave – South Wabash Avenue

    East Balbo Ave – South Wabash Avenue

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  • East Congress Parkway – South Holden Court

    East Congress Parkway – South Holden Court

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  • W Polk Street – S Lasalle Street

    W Polk Street – S Lasalle Street

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  • West Polk Street – South Plymouth Court

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  • Grove Street – Davis Street

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  • Grove Street – Sherman Ave

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  • West Lawrence Avenue – North Racine Avenue

    West Lawrence Avenue – North Racine Avenue

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  • East Adams Street – South Wabash Avenue

    East Adams Street – South Wabash Avenue

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