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TBT: A Glimpse Into Some Of The Earliest Development In Logan/Avondale

By Mina Bloom | July 20, 2017 5:34am

LOGAN SQUARE — For #TBT, check out some of the earliest development in Logan Square and Avondale in the early 1900s.

The photos, both taken in 1906, show the intersection of Milwaukee and Diversey avenues looking northwest and west. Today, the corner is home to Hairpin Lofts, or the Morris B. Sachs building.

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

These images offer a glimpse into some of the earliest development of the area, which was centered north of today’s Logan Square and in Avondale. Very few of these frame buildings at the crossroads of Milwaukee-Kimball-Diversey have survived but the area’s early history and development was sparked by the Avondale station of the Chicago and North Western Railroad which arrived in the area around 1870. The tracks down Milwaukee were originally horse-drawn streetcars and eventually became the Chicago Surface Lines — a motorized street level rail service.

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