Thursday, December 10, 2020

103rd & Vincennes #tbt

 What you see here is the intersection of 103rd & Vincennes. It looks so different today does it. Well this shot was taken back in 1949 according to the Chicago History Today blog. Streetcars such as the one you see on the right haven't run on city streets since 1958. 

The train you see on your left is on the right of way for the Pennsylvania Railroad and that line has long since been abandoned. This right of way ran along Beverly Avenue - if you go further south on Ashland past 95th that's the street you'd be on. What you see where the line once was are houses that were built back in the 1990s.

If you go the Chicago History blog the scene in 2020 looks vastly different. You will hardly know that the city once had streetcars near this area and that there was once another railroad crossing here