Harlem/Lake: The brunch stop
Escape the city for great brunch with no waits.
Construction date 1901
Back then… With its population at fewer than 10,000 in 1901, Oak Park wouldn’t incorporate as a village for another year—but that didn’t stop Frank Lloyd Wright from calling it home.
Last renovation 1994–98, during which the station was closed for two years
Dangerous history The original train line ran at street level in this area, paralleling the Chicago and Northwestern Railway tracks. When the C&NW built embankments to elevate its tracks in 1908, a blind intersection resulted and numerous pedestrian and wagon accidents occurred. In 1964, the line relocated onto the elevated C&NW tracks.—Julia Borcherts