- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 8, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - One of the oldest L stops in Chicago’s Loop is getting an $18.2 million face lift, but the station’s historic details will be preserved.

The Quincy station was built in 1897. The Chicago Transit Authority said Wednesday renovations are planned for the L stop including two elevators to make it accessible to people with disabilities.

Plans call for preserving the station’s historic appearance. The stationhouse has pressed metal wreaths and fluted decorative columns on its facade. The Quincy station’s ticket agent booth was faithfully replicated in the 1980s based on original 1897 plans.

The CTA board awarded the contract for the upcoming improvements to Ragnar Benson Construction. Work is expected to begin later this year.

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