LaSalle Street Station
"Simon's news became the chief interest of the house now, when he was shifted from the trains to a stand in the La Salle Street Station and then to the central stand that carried books and novelties, just where the most rushing and significant business was done, in the main path of travel."
The train station Augie March and his brother Simon would have known was demolished in 1981 to make way for One Financial Place at 440 S. LaSalle St., which was completed in 1985. At one time the LaSalle Station was a major intercity train terminal. You can view several postcard views of the station at the Railroad Station Historical Society website. Today, the current station serves the Metra Rock Island District commuter line.
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