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.


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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43rd Street Bronzeville Walking Tour, Part 1: Greystones

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Grand Boulevard

The area around 43rd Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Drive in Bronzeville has a rich cultural and architectural history, and we’re going to look at it in three parts. Our first stop on this journey is a stretch of grand greystones.

While many of the grand South Side homes have been razed over the years, this tract has some remarkably intact examples.

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Greystones and Grandeur on The West Side

Andi Marie 6 comments

West Side greystone

The West Side once was so grand and prosperous, from the greystones and storefront structures that are mostly empty shells to the magnificent churches. It is not hard to imagine how they once were, from the ornate detailing to the Corinthian pillars.

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