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Then and Now, Catherine-Cumberland

1974–Catherine Avenue @ Cumberland Avenue, view west

2020–the same location

In 1974 urbanization was coming fast and furious to the O’Hare Community Area, on the city’s far Northwest Side.  Exercising the historical privilege of land developers, the Schorsch Brothers real estate company named this new street at 5400-north after a family member, Catherine Schorsch.

Today the Catherine Avenue corridor is fully-developed and prosperous, with enough traffic to warrant a signal at the intersection with Cumberland.