A Drive Along Cass Avenue

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You can tell that Cass Avenue was once a major thoroughfare through the Near North Side.  Heavily devastated by demolition and abandonment, it is one of the most barren streets in the city.

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I find it ironic that this building above was a car lot; it was the automobile after all, that allowed this all to happen.

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The building above, just west of Jefferson, curiously has a neighbor that is at a different orientation than the rest of the buildings on Cass.  Below, one of the remaining businesses, at Jefferson, advertises for its granite business.

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And finally, further east, the Clemens Mansion continues to sit empty, its front porch removed for “safekeeping” while the Northside development continues its way through the courts.

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