Stone Avenue Metra Train Station Rehabilitation
Renovations and upgrades restore a 100-year-old community landmark
Years of commuter traffic and harsh Chicago winters took a toll on La Grange’s century-old Stone Avenue station: rusted gutters, rotting wood, peeling paint. Also, renovations in the 1960s had removed some of the facility’s original charm.
A restoration returns the station, with its stone arches and strong details, to its former glory. The design team studied the station’s original 1901 plans and early photographs of the station’s historic features to ensure updates were period-correct.
The work includes tuckpointing, new wood trim, new gutters and downspouts, new lighting, and a new roof, as well as a refresh of the interior.
- Contemporary materials provide cost-effective, low-maintenance alternative to traditional materials
- Accessibility seamlessly integrated into design: gently sloping sidewalk (instead of ramp) mimics the station’s arches