What a terrific example of how beautiful architecture enhances a neighborhood. What happened to the top portion of this building?Wow, look at the neatly dressed folks on the street. And the clean, litter-free street.
The top portion was removed in the mid to late 1950's for unknown reasons. We can only hope it will be added back when the long-awaited rehab finally takes place.
But who doesn't love that chicken from Popeyes!
The people in the picture would have a heart attack if they saw that station and the surrounding area today.
It must be the hats. It is awfully hard to litter and act disrespectfully when you are wearing a hat.Let's forget all about the baggie ban and institute a requirement that everyone must wear a hat in public. You get fashion, freedom from bad hair days and public civility.
It's a complete shame that it does not look like that now. So much more welcoming than now. How sad.
Check out the little kid in the knickers. That's Irish Pirate.
Yep,dat's me.That's grandma Craig walking my older brother and me across the street.
Hey they even had a check cashing place under the tracks :)
Does anyone have an estimate of how much it would cost to add the clock and archway back over the top of the station? We should start a pledge drive to do just that. If we got 100 people to donate $100 that would be $10,000. That would surely add something!
How about Truman doesn't take the $10,000,000 in TIF money and instead the put it into the Wilson station. That would surely get attendance up. I'm sure there are many students who choose not to go here just because of this station.
Yes, malden-man. Truman College was built at this location despite a significant amount of community protest in part because if its proximity to the EL so that students could access this city college easily.In my view, it is fine for them to build a parking garage and a student center. God love 'em. However, they have no right to TIF funds which were intended to address the area's blight issues for local residents. The TIF funds should be used for projects that benefit everyone. Unless the new student building and the parking will be a community center in which Truman College is given first preference in renting out the space, it is not public use. It is Truman College property which they will "generously" let the neighborhood use when it is convenient for them.
And this is exactly how Shiller will spin this at the meeting (if she shows) - TIF funds are appropriate because the community can use the parking, etc... on off hours. You're never going to get a commitment from Truman regarding this, just as we'll never get a commitment from Target. Now if this $10 million were used to rehab the El station and somehow tie the platform into Truman and the "Target," I'd be all for that - although as we found out last night, Target is a 2010 pipe dream.
hahah under the shadows that "checks cashed" sign is priceless. Dare I say it's prehistoric evidence for uptown's current blight of currency exchanges and payday loan parlors?!
Anonymous wrote:"Yes, malden-man. Truman College was built at this location despite a significant amount of community protest in part because if its proximity to the EL so that students could access this city college easily."Hey - can you tell me more about this? Why was there 'community protest'? Was there a valid reason to oppose construction of the college on that site, or was this just the usual NIMBY opposition to everything?