Then and Now, Wentworth-Vincennes

1958–Wentworth Avenue @ Vincennes Avenue, view north

2018–the same location

The last Chicago streetcars ran on the Wentworth line, from just north of the Loop to a south terminal at 81st-Halsted.  Here at 73rd Street, the cars turned off Wentworth to run on Vincennes to 81st, then on to Halsted.  The car barn was located a few blocks south of here, at 77th-Vincennes.

Streetcar service ended a few days after the older photo was snapped, on June 21, 1958.  The CTA barn at Vincennes-77th still operates as a bus depot.  However, left turns from Vincennes onto 73rd Street are no longer allowed.


2 Responses to “Then and Now, Wentworth-Vincennes”

  1. 1 Shirley July 25, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    Thanks for posting. Although I was born way after 1958, I Iived 2 blocks away from this location for 39 years of my life! Great history! I will tag the 73rd St. FB group in a post!

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