City Preserving the Morton Salt Shed
Mar01

City Preserving the Morton Salt Shed

For almost a hundred years, the Morton Salt complex at 1357 North Elston Avenue, has been welcoming commuters to downtown Chicago.  Now the city landmark with a lower case “l” is becoming an official City Landmark, with an uppercase “L.”   The Morton Salt complex, before the eastern shed was torn down last year (via Apple Maps) This coming Thursday (March 4, 2021), the Commission on Chicago Landmarks will...

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Salt Shed to Pepper West Town With Entertainment, Bars, Offices
Feb01

Salt Shed to Pepper West Town With Entertainment, Bars, Offices

The massive salt shed that has greeted commuters coming into town on the Kennedy Expressway since before there was a Kennedy Expressway is about to start a new chapter in its existence.   Morton Salt’s Elston Avenue terminal (by Cosmo1976 [CC BY-SA 3.0) The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a $30 million project to turn the old Morton Salt Elston Avenue Terminal into a mixed-use development. It was a little over five...

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Morton Salt to Dissolve Iconic Elston Avenue Terminal
Sep16

Morton Salt to Dissolve Iconic Elston Avenue Terminal

  You can see her umbrella from the Kennedy Expressway—the Morton Salt Girl’s appearance means commuters only have a few more miles to go to reach the Circle Interchange. Morton Salt will discontinue packaging and warehousing at the 1357 North Elston Avenue facility next month. Morton announced yesterday that it would continue to use the location in some capacity. It will no longer be used to store ice melting and bulk salts,...

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