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Stained Glass Tulips

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Dazzling stained glass tulips framed in green with Romanesque limestone surrounds at 1309 W. Ohio Street.


Swallowed by Ivy

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Swallowed by ivy at Hoyne and Iowa.

 


1316 W. Huron

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Near the corner of Huron and Throop is a lovely red brick, flat-fronted Italianate two-flat built in 1879. Vaulted sidewalks tell the story of an area developed before streets were raised.

Situated in an area near downtown with a mixture of new construction and 19th century homes, it’s easy to imagine this 138 year old two-flat being the first house on this plot, but surprisingly it’s not.

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Chicago Architecture Lost in 2015

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357 West Locust Street - St. Dominic’s Catholic Church. [John Morris/Chicago Patterns]

St. Dominic’s Catholic Church was demolished in 2015. [John Morris/Chicago Patterns]

Whether by neglect or new development, Chicago lost several historic or architecturally important structures in 2015.

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