Date: August 29, 2014 09:12AM
While viewing the buildings near the intersection of Grand, Halsted and Milwaukee, via Google street view, this building, located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Grand Avenue and Green Street caught my attention:
The winged gargoyles on the front corners of the roof and the carved date on the building's upper front of "1878", piqued my interest. I looked through Robinson's Atlas of the City of Chicago, 1886, and found the building with this description: "brick with a stone front." The building, according to Google street view does show a white front which I presume is made of "stone."
Also, the new building located across Green Street, at the southeast corner, also have winged gargoyles perched on it roof tops . . . maybe influenced somehow by the 1878 building across the street?