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Main Street crossed (and crosses) the tracks perpendicularly a block north of the station, and it was platted with a width of 100 feet. For the next 50 years, commercial development hardly extended more than three blocks either side of the crossing, with the densest development on the east side. The downtown city blocks measured 300-by-400-feet, and they were cut into two ranks of 25-by-140-foot lots, separated by a 20-foot alley. Chicago had taught people to fear fires, and an ordinance dictated that Main Street buildings must have 13-inch masonry walls. The result was a line of massive, elongated, brick cells, logical for a time but a huge impediment to later developers who wanted clear spaces wider than 25 feet.

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