Own a Piece of the Century Old and Historic CTA
Pieces of the century old CTA station at Madison and Wasbash are up for auction.
This is your chance to own a piece of Chicago's transportation history.
DNAInfo.com reports that this Friday, August 28th " pieces of the shuttered, 119-year-old CTA station at Madison Street and Wabash Avenue" will be auctioned off as part of its 'Madison and Wabash Bash'."
"The Madison and Wabash station opened in 1896, and was one of the last original station houses remaining Downtown before the city closed it to make way for a newer station at Washington and Wabash."
Items of the CTA that will be auctioned off will include: "peripheral pieces of the station including railings, ornaments, a "neo-futuristic" bench from the 1970's, footlong pieces of the station's hardwood platform, with an engraving of the station house, will also be sold for roughly $50. About 30 items in total will be up for auction."
Admission to the Madison and Wabash Bash is free and the auction items will be sold by silent auction with undisclosed reserve prices. There will be food and drinks for purchase as well, The event runs from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the exchange, a non-profit market for reclaimed building materials at 1740 W. Webster Ave.
To find out more visit their facebook page Madison and Wabash Bash