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Paris-style metro entrance in Chicago

Posted on Thursday, August 5th, 2010 at 3:13 am CET

We came across this Paris-style Metra entrance in Chicago the other day. It is based on the famous Art Nouveau Metro entrances by Hector Guimard. The entrance to the Van Buren station was given to Chicago by the city of Paris in 2001. The cast iron entrance was taken from the original molds.

Paris metra

Here is the original in Paris (photo by adfoto), which was introduced to Paris in the early 1900s.

metro Monceau

There is also one in Montreal. I wonder if there are any anywhere else.


Aug 29, 2010
11:46 am
#1 Dottie wrote:

Interesting! I’ve never noticed this before. I’ll have to stop by and have a look.

Nov 23, 2010
6:34 pm
#2 Claudia wrote:

There is one in mexico city. France gave a few away as gifts to other nations.

Sep 5, 2012
6:31 pm
#3 manuel wrote:

there is one in Lisbon,Portugal at picoas station.

Apr 15, 2018
5:07 pm
#4 Violet TheViolet wrote:

There is a Metropolitain Entrance at The Toledo Museum Of Art. It is on the Monroe Street side of the Building

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