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#TBT: What Now-Hot Logan And California Intersection Looked Like In 1937

By Mina Bloom | October 19, 2017 5:31am

LOGAN SQUARE — For #TBT, check out what Logan Boulevard and California Avenue looked like in 1937. 

Today, the intersection continues to make headlines: Pipeworks Brewing's plans to open a brewpub at 2614-20 N. California Ave. surfaced earlier this week. Recently, longtime owners of the corner buildings that house Starbucks and Buona Terra sold to a developer for nearly $6 million. 

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

Here’s an image looking north along California Avenue at its intersection with Logan Boulevard in 1937. Clearly visible are the overhead streetcar cables and tracks for the Surface Lines which ran along California. What is today the home of Mi Tocaya was, at this time, an ice cream parlor. Where the fellowship house currently stands no building was ever constructed. Instead, it was home to a sign frame for a pair of billboards. This photo is from a collection of images taken by the Illinois Department of Transportation currently held at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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