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  by Tadman
 
I've never heard of such, but that doesn't mean it didn't exist.

On another note, one might wonder why Clybourn station is 1/2 mile across the river from Clybourn Street. It's because Mr. Clybourn used to live right about where the station was. Evidently it's the street that is wrong side of the river. This makes sense when one considers that Mr. Clybourn was an 1800's personality in Chicago, when Mr. Pullman had more influence than Mr. Ford.
  by c604.
 
Somewhere on Flickr there are pictures of both the exterior and interior of the Clybourn station house. It was a pretty impressive looking structure.
  by busfan2847
 
Passenger wrote:http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=41.91691 ... oramio.all

About that open space just north of the stairs where the platform splits. You can't really see it from the aerial photograph, but there is a nearly rectagular bit that's gravel not concrete.

Was that the location of a former station house?

Any pictures?

Thank you.
Check out http://chestofbooks.com/architecture/Cy ... inued.html .
  by busfan2847
 
busfan2847 wrote:
Passenger wrote:http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=41.91691 ... oramio.all

About that open space just north of the stairs where the platform splits. You can't really see it from the aerial photograph, but there is a nearly rectagular bit that's gravel not concrete.

Was that the location of a former station house?

Any pictures?

Thank you.
Check out http://chestofbooks.com/architecture/Cy ... inued.html .
Also https://picasaweb.google.com/103407138647277525280 has a number of very old images of Chicago stations.
  by Passenger
 
Wow! Not just a station house, but a big old waiting room and ticket office.

Was it torn down before the METRA era?
  by busfan2847
 
Passenger wrote:Wow! Not just a station house, but a big old waiting room and ticket office.

Was it torn down before the METRA era?
Yes.

From HistoricAriels.com the building disappears between 1952 and 1962. Tempted to say it was probably demolished in 1958 when a lot of the other C&NW Chicago stations closed.
  by Tadman
 
A follow up to my post on the naming of Clybourn. Not only did Mr. Clybourn live there, Cortland street was once called "Clybourn Place".

And according to this map, the state was just to the east of the "Y" joint at the junction.
http://ids.lib.harvard.edu/ids/view/8134073?buttons=y