Then and Now, 51st-St. Louis

1955--51st Street @ St. Louis, view east

1955–51st Street @ St. Louis Avenue, view east

2016--the same location

2016–the same location

In the 1955 photo, the north side of 51st Street was lined with factories and warehouses.  Like the earlier streetcar line, the 51st Street trolley bus ended its run at St. Louis Avenue.  West of here 51st was a local side street.

UNO High School now occupies the north side of 51st Street.  Many of the buildings on the south side of the street have been razed.  The 51st Street bus no longer runs here, but terminates at the Orange Line ‘L’ station at Kedzie-50th, a few blocks to the east.

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