Then and Now, 103rd-Eggleston

1905--103rd Street @ Parnell, view west

1905–103rd Street @ Eggleston Avenue, view east

2015--the same location

2015–the same location

We are on 103rd Street at the railroad crossing, midway between Halsted and State. In 1905 this was the site of the Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad’s Fernwood station, so various businesses had been established in the immediate vicinity. Yet traffic along the street was so light that people commonly walked down the middle.

Today the former C&WI tracks carry only freight. Most of the old buildings are gone.  And in 2015, hardly any pedestrians can be found in the middle of 103rd Street—except when they’re taking pictures.



1 Response to “Then and Now, 103rd-Eggleston”

  1. 1 Patrice October 5, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    My grandparents lived in the neighborhood until a few years ago, thanks for the picture. I always wondered what it used to look like

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