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Boston Company Stables [John Morris/Chicago Patterns]
A pending demolition permit indicates the last remaining Boston Store Stable building won’t get a chance for reuse. This building at 4340 S. Vernon in Bronzeville served as a horse stable and parcel station for the Boston Store, constructed around the same time (1906) as the company’s massive massive new department store at State and Madison.
Designed by the firm of Holabird and Roche, this unique historic structure is a link to another era.
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[John Morris/Chicago Patterns]
Long vacant and windowless grand Romanesque residential building at 36th and Michigan serves as visual wall for cell phone tower on its lot
3831 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. The building was built in 1893 as a home grain merchant George A. Seaverns, Jr. The architect was Gustav Hallberg. In 1940, the building was converted to an arts center. Among its alumni are Gordon Parks and Archibald Motley.
More information on the South Side Community Arts Center →