Suburban Train Station Restored and Ready to Begin Another 100 Years’ Service
Apr09

Suburban Train Station Restored and Ready to Begin Another 100 Years’ Service

Editor’s Note: Some of the best architecture in Chicagoland isn’t in the gritty canyons of downtown, it’s out in the prairie towns and villages that ring our fair city. One of those architectural gems is the Metra Stone Avenue station in La Grange. Douglas Ogurek of Legat Architects tells us his firm has completely renovated the 100-year-old station, restoring it to a condition it’s not seen in years. His...

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Slice of Life: The Plants are Fake, the Architecture is Real
Aug20

Slice of Life: The Plants are Fake, the Architecture is Real

Lots of Chicagoans are familiar with the Reebie storage warehouse on the north side that was built to look like an Egyptian tomb.  Not everyone is familiar with another building that started life as a moving and storage warehouse that was designed to look like a bank. Jackson Square Mall (112 East Burlington Avenue) in La Grange was originally a moving and storage company.  According to the antique mall’s web site, when it was...

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