From 1981 through 1986, how many of us listened to a familiar refrain on NBC once a week as police cars pulled out of the "Hill Street" police station at Hill St. (fictional street) & Morgan St. The station was manned by characters like Capt. Furillo, Bobby Hill, Mick Belker, Andy Renko, J.D. LaRue, Sgt. Phil Esterhaus and more. That TV show had 144 episodes over that time period. But many did not know that the "Hill Street" police station had actually been the Maxwell Street station at the corner of Maxwell St. & Morgan St. When the station was first built in 1888, it was home to the Chicago Police Department's 7th District. Over the years, the district became known as "Bloody Maxwell" or “the Wickedest Police District in the World”. The station which anchored the western end of the Maxwell Street Market quieted down after Prohibition ended, but in the 1960's and 1970's, it became home to the Area Four Detective Division. Area Four had the most murders out of the six detective areas of the City of Chicago. When the new police station at the corner of Harrison St. and Kedzie Ave. opened, Area Four moved its headquarters there. When I was promoted to detective and assigned, I was assigned to Area Four, but missed the honor of working out of the Maxwell St. police station. The station itself is Romanesque in style and is architecturally significant as an example of pre-1945 police stations in Chicago. It was designed by Willoughby J. Edbrooke and Franklin Pierce Burnham. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. Besides the iconic "Hill Street Blues" television show, the exterior was also used for the television show - "Chicago P.D." In 1998, the City of Chicago vacated the station and after extensive renovations, the station became home to the University of Illinois - Chicago (UIC) Police Department.