Then and Now, Thomas-Hoyne

1912–Thomas Street @ Hoyne Avenue, view east


2022–the same location

A quiet block on the West Side in 1912. Sturdy new brick houses line the street. Night-time illumination is provided by gas lamps. Trees are few and autos nowhere to be seen.

The same block 110 years later. Same houses, but the pediments removed from a few. Modern street lights. Many trees, and enough autos to make this a one-way street.

—30— .


6 Responses to “Then and Now, Thomas-Hoyne”

  1. 1 riofriotex November 28, 2022 at 11:53 am

    Could you please provide links to the sources of your historical photos? Thanks!

    • 2 J.R. Schmidt November 28, 2022 at 3:37 pm

      I started collecting streetcar photos when I was a kid, 60 years ago. Most of the photos in the posts are scans of these old photos. Besides those, try googling IDOT traffic photos from the 1930s. There are a bunch of them online.

  2. 3 Melvin November 29, 2022 at 9:48 am

    Folks, don’t remove your pediments!

  3. 6 frank December 1, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    I wonder if those homes have gone through several upgrades?

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