Then and Now, Western-Devon

1922–Western Avenue @ Devon Avenue, view south

2019–the same location

Western Avenue was widened throughout its entire length during the early 1920s.  That work often involved chopping several feet off the front of existing buildings.  However, here on the far North Side, much of the frontage along Western was vacant anyway.

By the end of the 1920s, this stretch of Western was thoroughly developed.  In more recent times, the roadway around the intersection was throat-widened on the edges, to make room for left-turn lanes.  No buildings were affected, and only a few feet of sidewalk was sacrificed.


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