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Logan Square's Milwaukee Avenue, Then and Now (PHOTOS)

By Darryl Holliday | August 3, 2015 7:59am

LOGAN SQUARE — Think you know Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square? Try recognizing these neighborhood photos of the bustling street — some from the early 1900s — as they are today.

Photos in this three-part Then and Now series center along the Milwaukee Avenue Corridor in Logan Square from California to Diversey avenues.

Many of the historic photos seen below were collected through efforts of Logan Square Preservation, the Northwest Side Historical Society, the Chicago Transit Authority and other online collections. In many cases the original photographer or collector is unknown.

Use the slider to see how the neighborhood has changed over the years.

Starting at the corner of Milwaukee and Armitage avenues heading north sits a bank and Margie's Candies toward the east. [All 2015 photos by Darryl Holliday]

A building that will house the upcoming "Bixi" restaurant and rooftop bar, 2515 N. Milwaukee Ave., can be seen to the right of the frame.

The corner of Milwaukee and Kedzie avenues now houses Reno and Webster's Wine Bar.

The corner of Diversey, Milwaukee and Kimball avenues on the border of Logan Square and Humboldt Park has seen decades of growth and decline, new organizations and restaurants like the Hairpin Arts Center and the Crown Liquors Taproom are evidence of revival at the six-way intersection.

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