Three Venerable Ladies of Oak Street Without Their Makeup
Sep17

Three Venerable Ladies of Oak Street Without Their Makeup

Last week e lamented the loss of three great old buildings on Oak Street in the city’s Gold Coast neighborhood.  They fell to a wrecking ball making space for a more modern retail experience at 70 East Oak Street. As they came down, the modern portions of their facades were temporarily stripped away, allowing us to see beneath the alterations and appreciate these beauties as they were intended.  See the photos...

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More Greystones Will Fall on Oak Street
Apr16

More Greystones Will Fall on Oak Street

Part of the charm of shopping on Oak Street is the way all of the high-end boutiques are squeezed into every available space of the stately greystones that line both sides. Over the years, those greystones have become fewer and fewer, replaced with buildings that add to, or subtract from, the total look and feel of the area. Now the company that is putting so much money and effort into saving the facade of the historic Esquire Theater...

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