Essential Architecture-  Chicago Far South

Beverly/Morgan Railroad District

architect

Various

location

91st, 95th, 99th, 107th, 111th, and 115th streets, along the Metra railroad line

date

1889-1945

style

Colonial Revival, Queen Anne, and Richardsonian Romanesque

construction

Various

type

Utility Transport Neighbourhood
 
 
 
The six structures in this "thematic-style" district represent rare, surviving examples of late-19th and early-20th century commuter railroad stations in Chicago. These type of stations helped promote the development of the city's outlying areas, including--in this case--the suburban communities of Beverly, Morgan Park, and Washington Heights, which have since been annexed by the city. The architecture of the stations, which were designed for the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad, reflect the Colonial Revival, Queen Anne, and Richardsonian Romanesque styles of the surrounding residences.

The stations, and the railroad tracks themselves, also are unique for their grade-level location, unlike other facilities which have been raised on viaducts and embankments.

links

With special thanks to the City of Chicago website, www.egov.cityofchicago.org , for much of the info on this page.
Photos copyright City of Chicago.
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