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Then and Now, Cottage Grove-79th

1922–Cottage Grove Avenue @ 79th Street, view north

2020–the same location

Commercial districts often grew up around streetcar transfer points.  Development was still spotty around Cottage Grove and 79th in 1922, but that would soon change.  By the end of the decade, nearly all the vacant lots visible in the older photo would be built on.

Most of the 1920s-era buildings that went up after the 1922 photo remain today.  A few have been replaced by even newer structures.  Despite the passage of a century and a lot more autos, Cottage Grove-79th is still a major CTA transfer point.