Then and Now, Morgan-Pershing


1946--Morgan Street @ Pershing, view north

1946–Morgan Street @ Pershing Road, view north

2014--the same location

2014–the same location

The 1946 photo captures some overflow from the Union Stock Yards. At one time Chicago’s yards were the largest such facility in the world. Except for a few blocks in the southwest corner, they occupied close to a full square mile–Halsted to Ashland, Pershing to 47th Street.

After decades of declining business, the yards closed for good in 1971. Today the land is an industrial park, perhaps not so colorful, but certainly more pleasing to the nostrils.


2 Responses to “Then and Now, Morgan-Pershing”

  1. 1 Jimmy P. October 16, 2014 at 3:54 am

    The Northwest corner was home to Sinai 48 with an outlet store on Pershing. Great corned beef sandwiches.

  2. 2 Garry October 16, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Jimmy, Sinai/Bests Kosher, is becoming the Vienna Beef plant soon, because the city’s reconfiguration of Elston, Damen & Fullerton is wiping out their parking lot.

    And it was great everything there, especially the seconds, which were really cheap.

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