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South Boulevard is the first intermediate stop in Evanston on the Purple Line. The station has one quite narrow concrete island platform covered by a canopy held up by simple white metal posts except at its extreme northern end. This platform is made of concrete and has a central wooden windscreen as well as a plexiglass one. The platform has old blue signs with white text for St. Francis Hospital. To leave the platform there are two staircases down from it. The staircases are notable because they have white wooden enclosures around them with white wooden doors. The banisters are purple. These lead down to a small brick station house built in 1931 located beneath the 'L's embankment at the NW corner of South Blvd and Chicago Avenue. The station house has some windows and an excellent white terra-cotta decorative facade with Rapid Transit written in Green Letters above the entrance doors. There are modern lampposts outside hanging from the facade.
All photos taken on 25 October, 2011

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A modern platform sign
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A modern directional sign in front of a staircase down to the station house
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Exit only staircase from the Loop-bound platform is right across from the end of the Kimball-bound platform
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There is a tiny siding that begins midway through the station
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Behind one of the enclosed staircases
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Looking down one of the staircases to leave the platform
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The (I believe) original casher's booth in front of the turnstiles
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Just 3 turnstiles
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Doors out to the staircases up to the platforms
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The turnstiles are beneath an older generation sign for Trains two FVMs and a refreshment vending machine are next to this area
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The Green Rapid Transit lettering outside the station house
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The entrance and terra-cotta facade
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The South Blvd entrance beneath the elevated
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Looking up at the platform
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An across the street view of the station on its embankment
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The train line goes from elevated to embankment at the northern end of the station
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Last Updated: 28 September, 2012
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