Then and Now, Halsted-100th

1940--Halsted Street @ 100th Street, view north

1940–Halsted Street @ 100th Street, view north

2015--the same location

2015–the same location

Despite the “Little House on the Prairie” appearance, by 1940 there had already been significant settlement in this neighborhood—note the collection of bungalows to left in the older photo.  The empty lots along Halsted are the result of over-zoning for commercial development.  The unpaved strip down the middle of the road is for a streetcar extension that was never built.

Today this stretch of Halsted is a fully-developed commercial artery.  The west leg of the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-57) cuts through here just to the north, along 99th Street.



1 Response to “Then and Now, Halsted-100th”

  1. 1 James F. O'Neil December 18, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    From 67th and Marshfield to 123rd and Carpenter I rode my bicycle to my friend’s house. What great memories–and some sad bicycle-fall-moments, too. Great! Thanks for this.

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