Gary Union Station Redevelopment Breaks Ground

Plans have been revealed for the redevelopment of the Gary Union Station at 251 Broadway in Gary Indiana. Sandwiched between multiple rail tracks and I-90, the relatively isolated historical building sits just north of the heart of downtown Gary whose redevelopment we recently covered. The project is being led by local preservationist group The Decay Devils and developer Digital Equity LLC who are working with an undisclosed architect.

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Masonic Temple in 1900. Photo by Detroit Publishing Company

Lost Legends #10: The Masonic Temple Building in The Loop

In this edition of the “Lost Legends” series, we delve into the history of The Loop‘s Masonic Temple Building, which stood tall from 1892 until the late 1930s. Designed by the renowned architectural firm Burnham and Root, the Masonic Temple Building was the city’s tallest from 1895 to 1899 (taking the title initially when the original Board of Trade Building had its clock tower removed, then surpassed by The Montgomery Ward Building), serving as an emblem of Chicago’s status as a global pioneer in architecture and engineering.