Morse Avenue is the heart of Rogers Park. The Ashkenaz Restaurant was already gone when the older picture was snapped, but the Jewel Food Store and many of the other businesses were still going strong. CTA bus service was frequent, too.
Today the Morse Avenue strip has been spruced up, with trees, retro street lights, and bike lanes. There are new buildings, and the neighborhood is definitely on the upswing. Though the buses don’t run as often as they used to, the ‘L’ station has been renovated.