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Argyle is an unrenovated Red Line station on the North Side Embankment and has a narrow single wooden island platform that even lacks blue tactile warning strips. There is a simple canopy with supports uniquely painted either red or green with original curved supports that covers the middle of the platform except for a car length at each end. In the middle of the canopy there are two staircases (surrounded by modern mesh) with green railings and red concrete walls that lead down to a landing before one much shorter staircase leads to three doors into the station house beneath the concrete railway viaduct. These doors are painted green inside a red frame. The station house has white tiles with green molding above them. Even the bottom of the cashiers booth is painted red with green trim (the top of it is painted white). It is directly across from two modern turnstiles into the transit system. It then leads out two three wooden doors (with red door frames and green towards the street) between two white Prairie School columns within brick storefronts on the northside of Argyle Street.
All photos taken on 1 August, 2011

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The station platform looks like it has a decorative pagoda above the platform canopy is this street view
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The station entrance colorfully painted with prairie style columns
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The turnstiles and the red and green cashiers booth
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Three green doors up to the platform staircase
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Approaching the red and green stairs
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An old directional sign
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A column sign
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#2931 bypasses the station, the signs saying 'Express', its a red line train that is running late so was sent on a battery run
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#2931 keeps bypassing the station as an express
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An Express train fades off into the distance after bypassing the station
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A 95th St-bound Red Line train enters as a Purple Line train starts to bypass
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A Purple Line train starts to bypass the station
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The sign on the Purple Line train is for the fact it will stop at Sheridan because of a concrete at Wrigley Field
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Last Updated: 1 October, 2012
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