North and Pulaski

This intersection is down the street from our place. It's North Avenue and Pulaski Road, and is located in NW Humboldt Park.
This neighborhood is currently going through a lot of change (good things), so I wanted to get some 'before' pics to track the progress.
Bus stop at North Avenue and Pulaski Road
Bus stop at North Avenue and Pulaski Road
This was once the Pioneer Arcade. Now it's all boarded up and needs to be saved. There is a good read about this building and the surrounding area HERE- lots of great photos too.
Pioneer Arcade at North Avenue and Pulaski Road
Pioneer Arcade at North Avenue and Pulaski Road
Murder Site of gangster George "Red" Barker Norford Hotel 1512 N. Pulaski
According to the Logan Square/Humboldt Park Historical Society, an Al Capone related shooting happened here in 1932. Sixteen bullets were fired into gangster Red Barker. 
Hotel Norford at North Avenue and Pulaski Road
Hotel Norford at North Avenue and Pulaski Road

Former New Apollo theater on North Ave and Pulaski Road
Former New Apollo theater on Pulaski Road
The Pioneer Bank recently was given Chicago Landmark status. The building is safe now, but I am not sure what the plans are yet for the space.
Pioneer Bank at North Ave and Pulaski Road
Pioneer Bank at North Ave and Pulaski Road

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