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Jarvis is the last intermediate stop on the Red Line which is an unrenovated station and has a narrow single wooden island platform that even lacks blue tactile warning strips. There is a simple canopy painted white with original curved supports that covers the entire platform except for about a little over a car at the southern end. Beneath the canopy are a few little mesh windscreens to provide some protection from the elements for waiting passengers. In the middle of the canopy there are two staircases (surrounded by modern mesh) with red railings that lead down to an awkward narrow landing directly in front of each other. From here a few doors lead into the station house beneath the concrete railway viaduct. This station house has changed remarkably little from its opening in the early 1920. There are white tiled walls inside and molding on pillars but a modern ceiling with florescent lights. It leads out to three doors out to the south side of Jarvis beneath the elevated structure, inside what resembles a storefront with decorative pillars and tall floor to ceiling windows with green trim. Above the doors into the station is an old CTA Metropolitan Transit logo.
All photos taken on 25 October, 2011

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Stepping off on the exposed end of the platform, a platform sign
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#2643 and a Howard-bound Red Line train leave
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A modern directional sign on the platform
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One of two narrow staircases to leave the platform
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The turnstile area has changed little from the 1930s
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The concrete overpass at the station
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The concrete overpass at the station is cracking
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The main station entrance with its Prairie Style columns
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Two turnstiles lead into the system next to the original cashier's booth
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Two of the four doors to the platform staircases
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Last Updated: 4 September, 2012
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