Then and Now, Grand-Rush

1930–Grand Avenue @ Rush Street, view west

2018–the same location

The 1930 photo of Grand Avenue looking toward Rush Street was taken from the still-new Michigan Avenue overpass.  Grand was then lined with nondescript walkups.  Street parking was available—though judging from the picture, it was tough to find a space.

In our time this is a neighborhood of high-rises, with Grand Avenue now limited to one-way traffic.  Street parking has been banned.   The orientation of the newer photo is slightly different because a vertical shopping mall now spans Grand just west of the overpass.



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