Chicago, Illinois: Hill Street Blues Police Station

1980s TV police drama featured this 19th century police building in its opening credits representing a fictional precinct in a generic, crime-infested city.
W. Maxwell St., Chicago, IL
Corner of Morgan and Maxwell Streets. No plaque.
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Hill Street Blues Police Station.

Hill Street Blues Police Station

This will first, foremost, and forever be the home of "Hill Street Blues" precinct. In the words of Sgt. Phil Easterhaus, "Let's be careful out there."

[Deborah Bieman, 03/05/2017]
Hill Street Blues Police Station

This location is now used for exterior shots for the television series "Chicago PD."

[Chad, 06/28/2015]

Maxwell Street Precinct Station.

Hill Street Blues Police Station

The building at the corner of Morgan and Maxwell Streets was used as the police station in the opening credit sequence of the Hill Street Blues TV series. Now it's the University of Illinois at Chicago police headquarters.

[Peter, 10/13/2012]

The 1981-87 TV series was filmed in LA, but set in an every-city ghetto that looked like a number of decaying eastern metropolises. Lots of the B-roll shots were from the Chicago area, and the Maxwell Street Precinct Station House was the exterior for the Hill Street Precinct Station.

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