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Hint: This Still Remains A Major Northwest Side Transfer Point

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Welcome to Cornerspotter, Curbed's game in which you try to identify the location and/or identity of a particular building or streetscape in a historic photograph. Impress us and your fellow Curbed readers with your uncanny insight into Chicago and its past!

This image from 1954 shows a terminal that was originally opened in 1895, overhauled in 1928, and finally demolished and rebuilt underground in 1970. The station began its life as the terminal for the Northwest branch of the Metropolitan Elevated train line. This photo depicts the station after its 1928 Beaux Arts/Doric style overhaul led by architect Arthur U. Gerber. The station's renovation was competed with period-era terracotta which remained at this location until it was completely demo'ed in 1970.
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