Then and Now, 87th-Stony Island

1951--87th Street @ Stony Island, view east

1951–87th Street @ Stony Island Avenue, view east

2015--the same location

2015–the same location

In May 1951 buses replaced streetcars on 87th Street.  The tracks are being removed and the entire roadway reconstructed, courtesy of Dan Ryan (before he was an expressway) and the Cook County Board.  The vacant lots—zoned for business—await development.

Today 87th Street is built up, with stores lining both sides.  And civic improvements along the strip continue, with the recent installation of the latest model of street lights.




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