Then and Now, Prairie-113th

1916–Prairie Avenue @ 113th Street, view south

2021–the same location

Roseland was settled by Dutch immigrant farmers in the 1840s.  By the time of the older photo the neighborhood was part of Chicago and residentially mature.  The building with the columns on the left is the Sixth Church of Christ, Scientist.

Today the Roseland community is predominantly African-American.  Most of the buildings along Prairie Avenue remain.  The onetime Christian Science church is now the Mission of Faith Baptist Church.

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2 Responses to “Then and Now, Prairie-113th”


  1. 1 Melvin June 1, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    I’m always amazed by your ability to match the perspectives from the old photos to the new.

    • 2 J.R. Schmidt June 1, 2021 at 4:25 pm

      Thanks! With digital photography, you can take a bunch of photos, then pick the one that’s best.
      –JRS


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