Thursday, May 19, 2016

East Side of Clark, Between Touhy and Estes

L. Shure, 2016
Going north this block is really the last one where there's a distinct streetwall.  Beyond this Clark Street becomes much more auto-oriented, with strip malls, gas stations and parking lots starting to take over.  Sometimes it feels like Touhy is the dividing line between two very different versions of Clark.

The building at the corner was built in 1924, and is part of a 3 building complex, including the two-story mixed-use building and one-story commercial building in this image.  A bit further east on Touhy there's an attached 4-story apartment building.  All three utilizes brick and terra cotta and craftman-style ornamentation.

Further south is a mix of 1 and 2 story buildings, including a greystone with a storefront.  This always strikes me as an unlikely combination....