Origin of the Logan Square CTA Blue Line station

12 Oct

Logan Square was once the terminus for what was then known as the West-Northwest route of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) elevated line.

The former Logan Square elevated station that opened in 1895 was demolished when what is now known as the CTA Blue Line was extended to Jefferson Park (and later to O’Hare International Airport).

The architectural firm of SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill)–known for such prominent Chicago projects as Willis (formerly Sears) Tower, the John Hancock Center, and the new Trump International Hotel and Tower– designed the current Logan Square subway station as an open mezzanine in the modern International Style that the firm is known for.  The new station opened in 1970.

Logan Square Blue Line Station - 1970


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