“This year marks 25 years since the flag sculptures were installed above Division Street in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.
“In the nearby park, another landmark was built a full century earlier. Construction started in 1895, and the Humboldt Park stables have survived fire and the threat of demolition over the years before restoration began in 1998.
“Inside, three galleries of art spotlight cultural gems. The former horse stable and Receptory building is now home to the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture. It’s currently closed, but we got a private tour of this historic building with a new mission.
“A little more on the museum’s 19th century home – it was designed by architects Frommann and Jebsen. Its Queen Anne-style turrets rise above an old German style of architecture. The master landscape architect Jens Jensen once occupied the corner office. The building was declared a Chicago landmark in 2008. The museum opened in 2014.”(Vitali, 4/28/20)