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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.

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