One Year Later: Controversial Demolition of A 19th-Century Barn in Avondale

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Site of 2934 North Wisner Avenue barn, circa 1880s, before and after demolition.

Site of 2934 North Wisner Avenue barn, circa 1880s, before (December 2012) and after (June 2014) demolition.

A former Gothic style barn or stable at 2934 North Wisner Avenue was arguably one of the oldest structures standing in the Avondale & Logan Square community areas, and was built when the area near Milwaukee and Kimball Avenues was farmland (adjacent to the famed Kimbell Farm founded in 1836), with a few residential structures.

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Eagle Atop the Centennial Monument in Logan Square

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Logan eagle

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Built in 1918 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of statehood for Illinois, the eagle, monument, and base are the central focal point for Logan Square park (which is actually a triangle).

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Spanish Revival at Milwaukee and Diversey

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John Morris/Chicago Patterns

This corner building in the Spanish Revival style is at 2787 Milwaukee Avenue.


Division and Milwaukee – Blue Line

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Interior view of the Division – Blue Line station at Division/Ashland/Milwaukee.