Arthur Gerber in the News

This section of the Arthur U. Gerber website lists and summarizes articles or mentions of either Arthur Gerber or his work in the news.

First & Fastest magazine, Winter 2012, "Wilson Station Renovation." Article goes into detail on the history of the L stations at the corner of Broadway and Wilson in Chicago, including Gerber's 1923 station which is being renovated. Includes track diagrams, historic photos, and renderings of the new transit area. The upper facade will apparently also be restored.

The Road of Service: Perspectives on the North Shore Line book published in 2012 by the Shore Line Interurban Historical Society. Gerber's Milwaukee, Mundelein, and Kenosha stations among others depicted as well as references to Gerber as the architect in multiple locations in this book.

Chicago Tribune article, October 5, 2012, "CTA Wilson Avenue Stop To Get Makeover." Discusses plans to restore the terra cotta exterior as part of an overhaul of this station.

First & Fastest magazine, Spring 2007. Feature article on Arthur Gerber life and works. Lots of historic and current photos. Co-written by Tom Burke and Graham Garfield.

First & Fastest magazine, Summer 2005. "Wilson Avenue: Uptown Union Station" by Graham Garfield. Excellent and in-depth article detailing both of Gerber's stations at Wilson Ave. in Chicago. In a ironic turn of events, Gerber's first station was replaced by a Frank Lloyd Wright design, which itself was replaced by yet another Gerber design all at the same corner! Coverage includes Gerber's McJunkin office building which was the architect's single largest design. As a sidenote, this issue also shows photos of Gerber's Ravinia and Winnetka stations. Pick it up, all you Gerber fans!

First & Fastest magazine, Spring 2004. "Dempster Station Gets a Second Chance" by Graham Garfield. After a long, David vs. Goliath fight, Gerber's Dempster Street station is finally restored to its original glory. The first tenant is Starbucks! This article contains many historic photos and blueprints from J.J. Sedelmaier's collection.

Chicago Tribune (Jan. 26, 2003, Transportation Section). Feature story on 40th anniversary of demise of North Shore Line interurban. Includes coverage of Arthur Gerber's Dempster St. station in Skokie which was moved to a new location prior to reopening later this year. Mentions Gerber by name and includes a photo of the architect. Online copies available at www.chicagotribune.com. Strong article by Jim Sulski.

Railroad Model Craftsman magazine (January 2003). Excellent prototype article entitled "The CNS&M's Mundelein Branch" details this North Shore Line operation and discusses Gerber's Mundelein station though the architect is not mentioned by name. The Mundelein station was a smaller, sister station of the Skokie station. Several good photos of this beautiful yet long-gone Gerber building.

Various articles appeared during the fall of 2002 in local Skokie newspapers discussing the move and renovation of Gerber's Dempster Street station.

First & Fastest magazine (Summer 2002). Discussion of Gerber's early work for the North Shore Line interurban with the 209 S. Wabash Avenue station in Chicago. Part of "Down in the Hole" article by John Horachek.

North Shore magazine (05/02); "Saving Arthur Gerber, " article on the successful efforts to save Gerber's Skokie station at Dempster St. by a loose coalition of groups and individuals despite an uphill battle. Very good article by Ernest J. Schweit with many unique photos, including several of the station under construction in 1925. This general interest magazine serves the northern suburbs of Chicago and can be found at northshoremag.com.

Chicago Tribune (12/16/01); Transportation section, special article on restoring train stations. Gerber's Dempster St. station prominently featured with photographs. Great American Train Foundation listed as key factor saving station by adding it to the "10 Most Endangered" list.

Kenosha Bulletin, (06/25/01); "Seeing Double? Quadruple?" Good article by Dane Giles on Gerber's Kenosha station and the others at Mundelein, Dempster, and Highland Park (Ravinia Street) which shared a strong family resemblence.

Trains magazine (06/01); Preservation Points section (p. 77) discusses Gerber's Dempster Street station being saved.

CityTalk weekly newsmagazine (02/01); Article by Ernie Schweit on the quest for Gerber and the efforts to save the Dempster station. Interview with Tom Burke, picture of station. Published by WTTW-TV at www.wttw.com.

Daily Herald newspaper (01/04/01); "Station Master Architect Arthur U. Gerber Designed Suburban Train Depots of Uncommon Beauty. Now One of These Landmarks May Face Demolition." Feature story with photos in popular suburban Chicago newspaper. Downloadable version available at www.dailyherald.com in the archives section. Ernie Schweit, Features Editor, wrote the article.

Trains magazine (12/00); piece on planned East Troy, WI, depot based upon the Milwaukee terminal of Arthur Gerber, with picture of model.

Crains Chicago Business newspaper (11/20/00); feature article on efforts to save Dempster St. station.

First & Fastest Magazine (Fall 2000); brief mention on efforts to save Dempster St. station.

Great American Station Foundation; full-page listing on website with picture of Dempster St.

Trains magazine (10/00); mention made in "Preservation Points" of efforts to save the Dempster St. station.

Locomotive & Railway Preservation magazine (Mar.-Apr. 1996). Feature story by Tom Burke entitled "Insull's Architect: The Stations of Arthur Gerber." Many photos, drawings, background, discussion of fight to save the Skokie station, and more. While this magazine is no longer produced copies might be available through eBay or other sources.

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