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Section 26 - Wilson/Uptown Station




1-View of bunting on station entrance, Wilson (Uptown) with train in station, for Eucharistic Congress - No Date (NSL Photo)




2-View of bunting on station entrance, Wilson (Uptown) and large group of people, for Eucharistic Congress - No Date (NSL Photo)




3-Close view of Christmas tree, Wilson (Uptown) station - 12/1928 (NSL Photo)




4-View from across street of Wilson (Uptown) station under construction. - 07/12/1923 (NSL Photo)




6-Sepia tone photo at Wilson (Uptown) station, looking mostly down parallel street - No Date (NSL Photo)




7-View across waiting room towards windows, Wilson (Uptown) station, with garland and flags on windows - No Date (NSL Photo)




8-Barber shop at Wilson (Uptown) station - No Date (NSL Photo)




10-Christmas tree at Wilson (Uptown) station, NSL wishing Merry Christmas. Candy/cigar counter in background. - No Date (NSL Photo)




11-Sepia tone photo at Wilson (Uptown) station. Shows ad for new McJunkin building, under construction. Also banner for new Uptown station, open Wed. Dec 12 - 8pm, public invited, dancing, refreshments. NSL and Chicago Elevated Rail Roads - No Date (NSL Photo)




12-Interior view of waiting room, Wilson (Uptown) station. Garland on light fixtures and flags in windows - No Date (NSL Photo)




13-Room with show shine chairs and benches, Wilson (Uptown) station - No Date (NSL Photo)




14-View of Wilson (Uptown) station from across street, with train in station - 06/02/1924 (NSL Photo)




15-View similar previous photo (#14) of Wilson station from across street - No Date (NSL Photo)




16-View similar to pr3vious two photos (#14 & #15) of Wilson station from across street - No Date (NSL Photo)




17-Close view of Wilson (Uptown) station entrance, with sign Arthur U. Gerber Architect - No Date (NSL Photo)




18-Close view of Wilson (Uptown) station entrance, with sign Arthur U. Gerber Architect - No Date (NSL Photo)




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