Entries Tagged as 'greystone'

A Walk on California Avenue, Logan Boulevard, and Milwaukee Avenue

March 7th, 2013 · No Comments

Last weekend I wasn’t feeling the greatest but I was going stir crazy from being in the house too long, so I went out on a walk in Logan Square. I went north on California, west on Logan Boulevard, and then south east on Milwaukee Avenue. I was practicing using my 24-105 lens again. When I started off, I had the thought that I’ve walked this route so many times, there would be no photos to take. … but I like what I ended up with. There is always something new and interesting!

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I always admire this sign at Sierra Tire Shop and Auto Repair, since I saw a guy hand painting it last summer… or the summer before.

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I never really go to this car wash because there are other ones where you just drive through not too far away, but this self-service, coin operated car wash always reminds me of the old car wash in New London.

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Brooklyn has brownstones, Chicago has greystones.

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Iglesia Central Hispana de los Adventistas del Septimo Dia, a church on Logan Boulevard, has beautiful columns in front.

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Two more of Iglesia Central Hispana de los Adventistas del Septimo Dia.

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On the left, Church of the Advent, on the right, another beautiful greystone.

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Hand-in-hand, walking on the boulevard.

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CTA Blue Line, Logan Square station.

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A home-themed mural across the street from the Logan Square Blue Line station.

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Half Italian is a newer shop on Milwaukee Avenue (opened Mar 2012). I’ve been following them on Facebook for ages, so I finally got to stop in. Cute! They serve sandwiches in the back and lots of Italian specialty groceries in the front.

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Shop 1021 is another newer shop on Milwaukee Avenue (opened in June 2012 by the owners of Play). Nice place! Lots of books, stationary, gifts. I saw several things I wanted to buy, but resisted… for now!

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Uncharted Books has been on Milwaukee Avenue since January 2012. This is a pretty cool used book store.

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The eagle that sits on the top of the Illinois Centennial Monument at Logan Square.

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Just some mural/graffiti that drew me in.

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Never noticed this cute lobster on Las Islas Marianas sign.

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Cool truck across from Dos de Oro. The place is still closing, though.

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The building that Gaslight Coffee Roasters is in. This is a great coffee shop. It opened in the fall last year, I think.

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Bank for savings. Not for ________.

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El Condor! Literally!

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CTA blue line train going into the California station.

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A Neighborhood Walk: East Ukrainian Village, Damen Avenue

August 29th, 2004 · 2 Comments

East Ukranian Village - Damen Ave

East Ukranian Village - Damen Ave

East Ukranian Village - Damen Ave

East Ukranian Village - Damen Ave

East Ukranian Village - Damen Ave

East Ukranian Village - Damen Ave

East Ukranian Village - Damen Ave

East Ukranian Village - Damen Ave

East Ukranian Village - Damen Ave

Damen Avenue is the Western boundary of East Ukrainian Village. This area is less Hispanic and slightly more influenced by the hipsters & yuppies who have moved into the area in the last few years. It has many graystone buildings that are over 100 years old. The East Village’s Eastern European roots show through in the sign above the bar. “Zimne piwo” is Polish for “cold beer.”

See also:
» Ashland Avenue, East Ukrainian Village
» Chicago Avenue, East Ukrainian Village

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