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Greystone Corner Building at 2959 North Milwaukee

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John Morris/Chicago Patterns

At the corner of Milwaukee and Central Park in Avondale is this mixed use commercial greystone building, now home to Luke Harding State Farm Insurance.


Avondale’s Forgotten Nickelodeon: The Enterprise

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The Enterprise in Avondale

In a small taqueria at 2829 N. Milwaukee is a vestige of the cinematic era prior to the grand movie palaces of the 1920s. A small inscription of “The Enterprise” on the limestone facade is a clue to this overlooked landmark.

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Get to Know an ‘L’ Station: Blue Line – Belmont

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CTA Belmont Blue Line 'L' Stop

About two months ago, the Belmont ‘L’ station in Avondale was in the press as a secondary part of CTA’s retirement of the 2200 series railcars. This transit station in the International Style, along with sister stop Logan Square, was designed by Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill along with the then-new stainless steel cars in the late 1960s.

Although often overlooked as an architectural treasure, Belmont is a beautiful example of functional minimalism.

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Podlasie Club

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podlasie

Polish bar and dance hall on Central Park Avenue.

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