Slice of Life: Stuck in the Middle With You

An historic Bucktown brownstone (2050 West North Avenue) fights to keep its dignity and its presence while being bullied from the left by a 1970’s-looking residential block built in 2005 and from the right by the old Marvin Envelope and Paper Company building, built in 1907.  The elegant lady caught in the middle is from 1893.

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