In 1958 Wentworth Avenue was a major South Side arterial street. It was also served by Chicago’s last streetcar line.
Today all the buildings on the west side of Wentworth have fallen to the wrecking ball, and the street has been reduced to a frontage road for the Dan Ryan Expressway. Much of the east side has been cleared, too. However, two buildings visible above the streetcars in the 1958 photo are still there in 2014.