Wednesday, July 23, 2008

136 Years Young

I wonder what this building has seen in the last 136 years. Chicago has some of the coolest buildings, this one is a block away from ours. It has had a sign on it that it would be renovated for as long as we have lived here.
I am amazed at how many old buildings and factories sit empty in Chicago. I guess as industry has moved out of this country many of these buildings are no longer needed. This lovely buildings eventual fate will be another condo in the neighborhood. Who knows what will happen to all those empty brick factories and warehouses I see on the west side of Chicago.


  1. I wondered the same thing with all those intriguing buildings. My grandparents had a candy store somewhere in downtown in the early 1900's.... I wish I knew exactly where it was and had their stories!

  2. Judy,

    I feel lucky to live close to Chicago. Not often enough do I get "downtown" to see all the beautiful achitecture. It truly is an amazing city! Thanks for sharing this cool photo.

  3. I love old buildings. I wonder what they have seen and experienced. Thanks for sharing


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