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Dempster Street Station
Village of Skokie, Illinois
Antunovich Associates teamed with local Skokie developers, the Taxman Corporation and Terraco Inc. to restore, renovate, and move the historic Dempster Street Station.
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Dempster Street Station
Village of Skokie, Illinois
Antunovich Associates teamed with local Skokie developers, the Taxman Corporation and Terraco Inc. to restore, renovate, and move the historic Dempster Street Station. Already listed on the National Register of Historic Places, LPCI added the station to its list of "Ten Most Endangered" historic buildings. A Starbucks Coffee shop occupies the north storefront and a Washington Mutual bank branch has located in the south side. The restored train station is the anchor project for a planned Dempster Street Renaissance, which will include transit-oriented mixed-use developments and streetscape improvements.

The station was moved in one piece by saw-cutting the concrete foundations, building a temporary steel frame, jacking the structure up and rolling it across railroad tracks to its new foundations. Following original construction documents and period photographs, the building exterior was faithfully restored. Interior brick partitions were salvaged to rebuild losses in the outside wall, missing windows and storefronts were reconstructed using salvage lumber, layers of paint were successfully stripped from the brick, the Ludowici clay tile roof was rebuilt with new tiles from the original manufacturer, new globe lights were made to match the original, and original paint colors were restored.
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