Articles by Jack Crawford

Lost Legends #4: Uncovering the History of the Chicago and North Western Station

In this fourth installment of our “Lost Legends” series, we explore the Chicago and North Western Station in West Loop Gate, a Renaissance Revival-style structure that once served as an architectural icon in the heart of the city. Originally designed by architects Frost and Granger, the station held an extraordinary legacy until it was ultimately demolished in 1984 to clear the path for the Citicorp Center Tower.

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1134 S Wood Street

Cores Reach Full Height for 1134 S Wood Street in Illinois Medical District

A pair of concrete cores can be seen topped out along Roosevelt Avenue in the Illinois Medical District, a development known as¬† “The Foglia Residences” is currently undergoing construction. This nine-story mixed-use construction at 1134 S Wood Street is a collaboration between the Chicago Lighthouse (which is a non-profit serving the blind, visually impaired, disabled, and veterans since 1906), Brinshore Development, and Landon Bone Baker Architects.

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7100 S Ashland Avenue

Permit Issued for New Retail Building at 7100 S Ashland Avenue in West Englewood

A new one-story retail building is now cleared for construction at 7100 S Ashland Avenue in West Englewood, replacing a building that was destroyed by fire. The project, located at the corner of Ashland & 71st, is expected to cost $300,000 according to the recently issued permit. The occupying owner is filed under Abas Achmad, while the architect of record is Nick Scarlatis & Associates.

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