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TBT: Refueling Station At Busy Logan And Western Intersection in 1930s

By Mina Bloom | July 6, 2017 3:46pm

LOGAN SQUARE — For #TBT, check out what the corner of Logan Boulevard and Western Avenue looked like in the 1930s. 

An old photo shows a refueling station at the northeast corner of Logan Boulevard.

Here's what Logan Square Preservation has to say about the photo:

Refueling station at the northeast corner of Logan Blvd. and Western Ave., circa 1930s. This design for these refueling stations was fairly common and several examples still exist throughout the city including at least one in Logan Square at the northeast corner of Altgeld and California.

The intersection of Logan and Western was often cited as a dangerous one even during the 1930s and 1940s and a drive-through business like this service station likely exacerbated the problem. On the site that this gas station formerly occupied, a large day care center is currently under construction today.

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