Then and Now, Pulaski-Lawrence

1961--Pulaski Road @ Lawrence, view north

1961–Pulaski Road @ Lawrence Avenue, view north

2016--the same location

2018–the same location

Pulaski Road marks a transition in the Albany Park Community Area.  East of here large apartments are common.  To the west, in the section known as Mayfair, there are more bungalows.  The 1961 photo shows part of the ribbon commercial strips that developed along streetcar routes.  By that time the streetcars were gone, with Pulaski and Lawrence both served by electric trolley buses.

Today the trolley buses are also gone.  The old commercial building on the intersection’s northwest corner is gone.  Street lights and traffic signals and cars are more modern.  There are more trees, too.



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