Then and Now, 31st-Wentworth

1946--31st Street @ Wentworth, view east

1946–31st Street @ Wentworth Avenue, view east

2013--the same location

2013–the same location

WBEZ’s “Curious City” once did a piece on what Chicago looked like before the expressways were constructed.  Here’s one example.

In 1884 a horse car line began running on 31st Street between Lake Park and Pitney-Archer.  Electric streetcars replaced the animal railway in 1895, and continued operating until replaced by buses in 1948.  Today’s there’s no CTA service on this stretch of 31st Street.



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