Then and Now, Randolph-Clinton

1954–Randolph Street @ Clinton Street, view west

2017–the same location

In 1954 this area just west of the C&NW railroad terminal was mostly warehouses and factories.  Randolph Street had been converted to one-way traffic recently.  Though streetcars have ceased operating here, the old two-way tracks have not yet been covered over.

The West Loop has been revitalized over the course of six decades.  Many old buildings have been torn down and replaced.  However, this particular block remains intact—for now.





3 Responses to “Then and Now, Randolph-Clinton”

  1. 1 brecchie1 September 18, 2017 at 7:02 am

    This doesn’t look like Randolph. Randolph has a central boulevard flanked by a distributor lane on either side.

    • 2 J.R. Schmidt September 18, 2017 at 9:25 am

      The wide section of Randolph starts a couple of blocks west of here, at Des Plaines Street. Check it out on Google Earth.

      • 3 brecchie1 September 18, 2017 at 9:27 am

        Yes, you’re right. I guess I thought this was Randolph and Morgan, instead. That’s what I get for posting before my first cup of coffee.

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