Landmarks Visited: 3
Landmarks To-Date: 176
Landmarks Remaining: 177
On Thursday I decided I was too tired to bike after a long day of work, so I drove to see three landmarks. That turned out to be a bad decision because a string of traffic lights were out on Irving Park, for no apparent reason. A trip that should have taken 30 minutes instead took nearly two hours.
1. Whistle Stop Inn
This building is interesting because it's a wood frame commercial building. You don't see many of those in Chicago. It looks like a saloon from the Old West. It's also odd that it survived in its location because it's next to an exit ramp for the Kennedy expressway.
2. Peoples Gas Irving Park Neighborhood Store
Peoples Gas must have had locations all over the city at one time, because I've noticed several others. These probably date from the time when people would walk in and pay their gas bills in cash.
This building looks like it might be a Louis Sullivan design.