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Picturing Logan Square: a collection of rare images
August 2-31, 2014
Opening reception: August 3, 3-6pm
Curated by: Andrew Schneider and David Keel
For the entire month of August 2014, Logan Square Preservation and Comfort Station will host the most comprehensive collection of historic photos of Logan Square ever assembled. Ranging from the late 1800s to the 1960s, the photos show a neighborhood from its early rural beginnings, through a period of rapid development, and finally a mature neighborhood in the 1960s. With the arrival of the Metropolitan elevated line in 1895, the neighborhood saw its first glimpse of development. When the line was finally destroyed and then moved underground in the 1960s, much of the landscape that was Logan Square was no longer. Please join us on this stroll into the past inside the walls of Comfort Station, a historic neighborhood relic in itself. A self-guided walking tour accompanied with map and photobook will also be available every Sunday from 12-3pm
Additional Show info:
• Aug 24, 3pm: Forgotten Chicago will give a presentation about the lost village of Pennock, an industrial development on the western edge of Logan Square.
• Aug 16, 3pm: Logan Square Preservation's Andy Schneider will give a presentation about the dynamic history of Logan Square.
• Gallery hours will be every Sunday in August from 12-3pm
The show was brought to life with the generous head-lining sponsorship of Liberty Bank, serving Logan Square since 1888.
Also sponsoring the show are: R. P. Fox & Associates, Carolyn Fortman (Coldwell Banker), Play Logan Square, Living Room Realty and Preservation Chicago.