Damen – Pink Line

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The auxiliary entrance to Damen – Pink Line entrance at Hoyne and Cullerton.


The Colorful Front-Gabled Italianate Homes at Damen and 33rd

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John Morris/Chicago Patterns

At the intersection of Damen and 33rd in McKinley Park is a collection of modest yet exuberant 1880s homes. After almost 130 years, the homes mostly retain their original charm.

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The House That Gunpowder Built and the 1886 Explosion That Shook the City

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Near the corner of 36th and Western in Brighton Park is a boarded up Italianate mansion, known as the DuPont-Whitehouse house. Financing and motivation to build the house came from DuPont de Nemours & Company, an explosives company dating to the early 1800s.

The house’s stark symmetry, boarded up windows, and tall stature command attention. The home also represents one of the largest turning points in prosperity for the Brighton Park neighborhood.

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Second Empire/Italianate at Throop and 18th

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Man carrying a guitar on his back while riding his back in front of a Second Empire and Italianate styled commercial/residential building at Throop and 18th in Pilsen.