Then and Now, 92nd-Houston

1974–92nd Street @ Houston Avenue, view east

2019–the same location

East 92nd Street was a prosperous commercial strip in 1974.  Nearby U.S. Steel South Works provided jobs for the neighborhood  people, and the people provided patronage for the businesses.  The bank on the corner here was proudly named Steel City National Bank.

South Works closed in 1992.  Today many of the businesses are gone from East 92nd Street, and the bank is part of the MB Financial chain.  Local boosters are confident that ongoing redevelopment of the old South Works property will give the area an economic boost—and maybe then the city will straighten out that bent light pole.


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