Slice of Life: A Train Runs Through It
Sep09

Slice of Life: A Train Runs Through It

A BNSF freight train lumbers through the western Chicago suburb of Riverside on a warm summer’s morn. Riverside is yet another Chicago suburb that has turned its former water tower into a museum.  The Water Tower (10 Pine Avenue) is flanked by two similar, but shorter, cylindrical buildings with conical roofs.  These are the Well House and the Pump House. The current water tower designed by William LeBaron Jenney replaced...

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Slice of Life: Riverside Township Hall
Aug09

Slice of Life: Riverside Township Hall

Barely out of the city, and not even outside of Cook County, the tranquil village of Riverside is a great place to go to clear your head.  There is no background hum from Chicago’s highways, subways, and countless skyscraper HVAC systems.  Instead, you might actually hear a bird chirping, or a turtle splash in the Des Plaines River. The anchor of this island of idyll is the Riverside Township Hall (27 Riverside Road).  Designed...

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