Paulina/Roscoe/Lincoln, 1994


©2013. Mike Priorie. All Rights Reserved.

I used to get off at the Paulina Brown Line station to go get photo supplies at Darkroom Aids on Lincoln. It was a bit sketchy back then. The gentrification from East Lake view hadn’t reached there yet. I found gems of old signs begging to tell its story of the golden days. Looking north, Pellys Liquors remains, but Darkroom Aids folded a few years after this photo due to bad management. The building was torn down and replaced by condos. That empty lot has new stores there. The new Brown Line station is now on the south side of the street, bigger and better than…. We’ll depends on how you think of it.

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