'Picturing Logan Square' Opens At The Comfort Station

By Gina Provenzano in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 1, 2014 9:05PM

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There’s no arguing the Logan Square neighborhood has changed over the past decade to quickly become an epicenter for some of the city’s best restaurants and most-frequented nightlife spots. Starting Saturday, Aug. 2 and continuing throughout the month, those wanting to learn more about the neighborhood’s history will have the chance to look way back and see just how much the area has transformed.

"Picturing Logan Square," a gallery retrospective of over 150 images dating as far back as the 1890s, will open care of Logan Square Preservation and Comfort Station. The gallery features images from a time predating the Blue Line tracks and even a few images before the neighborhood’s iconic Illinois Centennial Monument was constructed.

The showcase’s opening reception will be held this Sunday Aug. 3 at the Comfort Station from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The gallery will then be open for viewing each Sunday for the month of August from noon until 3 p.m., coinciding with the Logan Square Farmer’s Market. Special exhibition events include:

Aug. 16, 3 p.m.: Logan Square Preservation's Andy Schneider will host a talk about the dynamic history of Logan Square.

Aug. 24, 3 p.m.: Forgotten Chicago will speak on the lost village of Pennock, an industrial development on the western edge of Logan Square.

For more information visit The Comfort Station’s Tumblr.

The Comfort Station is located at 2579 N. Milwaukee Ave.