Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The Sedgwick stop of the Brown Line drops you off in the Chicago Old Town and Near North Side neighborhoods. Restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, galleries and beautiful architecture surrounds this station.
St. Michael's in Old Town, one of the oldest cathedrals in Chicago, resides here- the original wooden church built in 1852, and the brick church built in 1866. When the Chicago fire of 1971 destroyed the city, only the church walls were standing. In 2002, the church celebrated their 150th year. The interior is beautiful and its architecture is magnificent.
A couple blocks away is home to the famous, first on-going improvisational theater troupe in the U.S, The Second City. The Second City opened its doors on a snowy Chicago night in December of 1959. No one could have guessed that this small cabaret theatre would become the most influential and prolific comedy theatre in the world.
Down North Ave, you will pass the historic Moody Church, and come to the Chicago History Museum and North Avenue Beach in Lincoln park.
The homes around this area are beautiful and very expensive.
Transfer to the Brown Line on this stop.
The next stop on the Purple Line is Armitage (Northbound) or Chicago (Southbound).
Back to the Purple Line.