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#TBT: The Original Logan Square Theatre Called Milwaukee Ave. Home

By Mina Bloom | August 31, 2017 5:51am

LOGAN SQUARE — For #TBT, check out photos of the original Logan Square Theatre.

Founded in 1913, the grand 1,200-seat theater was situated on a Milwaukee Avenue site most recently occupied by the Megamall's parking lot. It was demolished in 1968 during the Blue Line extension construction.

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

View through the front arched window of the Mars Theater (originally the Logan Square Theatre) on Milwaukee south of the Square under demolition during the Blue Line extension in 1968-1969. Its site was most recently used as a parking lot for the Discount Mega Mall. The building visible at the left across the street is current the home of Sparrow. (First photo by Dennis Popiela)

The theater was designed by noted architect Horatio Wilson and could seat up to 1,200 people. It was a prominent landmark at the end of the Logan Square Elevated Line because it backed up to the end of the line at the terminal.

DNAinfo is partnering with Logan Square Preservation on a "Throwback Thursday" post each week. All photos are the property of Logan Square Preservation unless otherwise indicated.

For more photos and information, visit Logansquarepreservation.org or Facebook.com/logansquarepreservation.