Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Station sign on Canal Street. Chicago's soon to be demolished Northwestern Station. March 1984.

This was one of those last look photos of a fallen Chicago railroad landmark. This view was taken on the "East" or "Canal Street" side of Chicago's Northwestern Station, located on the west end of downtown Chicago. I had recently recieved word through the Chicago Sun Times Newspaper, That this old downtown train station terminal, that was built in 1911 was going to be demolished. During the spring and summer of 1984, this old concourse building was demolished, and replaced with a glass skyscraper building called the "Northwestern Atrium Center" wich was very modern. After the 1998 Merger between the Chicago and Northwestern and Union Pacific Railroads, the building was once again renamed to the Richard B. Ogilvie Transportation Center, to honor the late Illinois Govoner who passed away in 1988. Long live Northwestern Station.

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