Then and Now, Grand-Kolmar

1972–Grand Avenue @ Kolmar Avenue, view west

2018–the same location

Our location is a few blocks east of Cicero Avenue, just north of North Avenue.  Three railroad lines cut through here, which made the area attractive for industry.  The utility poles on the right side of the older photo provide power for the electric trolley buses.

Today some of the factories and warehouses continue operating.  However, a large parcel of land just west of the viaduct in now occupied by a Walmart.  The electric buses are gone, and so are those old utility poles.

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3 Responses to “Then and Now, Grand-Kolmar”


  1. 1 Kyle L March 7, 2019 at 7:48 am

    Great matching of CTA vehicle and family “car” in both photos


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