Then and Now, Hollywood-Sheridan

1936–Hollywood Avenue @ Sheridan Road, view east

2021–the same location

Hollywood Avenue is located at 5700-north, a block north of Bryn Mawr. In 1936 it was a local street.  Looking east past Sheridan Road, Hollywood reached a dead-end at the Lake Michigan shore. The vacant lot in the older photo reminds us that the Great Depression put a major dent in the construction industry.

Today, as the northern terminus of Lake Shore Drive, Hollywood has become a major arterial feeder route. The intersection with Sheridan now features high-rises and Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Church.


1 Response to “Then and Now, Hollywood-Sheridan”

  1. 1 Joe Urbanski July 14, 2021 at 8:53 pm

    Appears that the lake shore was expanded via landfill comparing the 1936 photo vs current day. With present day high lake level, looks like the lake is trying to reclaim the shore area that was taken away.

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