Old and New

The elevated tracks at Wabash and Lake form the northeastern corner of the Loop. This portion of the system was built between 1895 (Lake Street completion) and 1896 (Wabash Avenue completion). Today, this joining point is unintentionally demarcated by a recent paint job on the Wabash corridor that wasn’t extended over Lake Street.

By the way, this is a great neighborhood for an afternoon lunch or Sunday football get together at one of the many bars and restaurants located within just a couple blocks of the Wabash/Lake intersection.

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About Ben Wolfe

Chicago Architecture Foundation document and healthcare IT consultant.
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