Western: The BYOB stop
The Western Blue Line is more than a fly-over stop between Damen and Logan Square.
Bucktown was booming during a post–Chicago Fire city expansion, with residences, factories, mills, shops—and goat farms—stretching up the Milwaukee Avenue corridor to support an influx of German, Scandinavian, Jewish and Polish immigrants.
2001. A small portion of the original dark brick exterior can still be seen on the station’s north side amid the newer, redder brickwork.
The Art Deco–style glazed, tan brick facade with the words “L-rapid transit-L” in green terra cotta was installed in 1930 and preserved in the 2001 renovations.—Julia Borcherts