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1880s Rowhouses on Maypole Avenue in East Garfield Park

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2743 – 2759 West Maypole Avenue, built from 1883 – 1889

In the northeast corner of the East Garfield Park community area, an array of picturesque, nearly-continuous Queen Anne-style rowhomes (and a couple of workers’ cottages) line the 2600 – 2800 blocks of West Maypole Avenue.

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Chicago’s Ecclesiastical Marvel on the West Side: Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica

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Our Lady of Sorrows

Our Lady of Sorrows interior. John Morris/Chicago Patterns

At Jackson and Albany in East Garfield Park is Our Lady of Sorrows, one of three basilicas in the city. Like many churches and places of worship, the real effort in design and implementation went toward the inside rather than the outside of the structure.

The interior has one of the most spectacular displays of color, geometry, depth, and detail I’ve seen in a building.

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A Victorian Greystone in East Garfield Park

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229 - 241 North Sacramento Boulevard, built 1894

This Victorian-style greystone consists of units that are 3 stories each with full basements. Its construction coincides with the establishment of the Sacramento station (closed and demolished in 1949) on the Lake Street elevated rail in early 1894.

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