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Then and Now, State-Ida B. Wells Drive

1963–State Street @ Congress Parkway (Ida B. Wells Drive), view north
2022–the same location

By the time of the 1963 photo, the historic Second Leiter Building on South State Street had become Sears’s Chicago flagship store. Across Congress Parkway is one of the public parking facilities opened by the city during the 1950s.

Today the onetime Sears store is the Robert Morris Division of Roosevelt University. The parking garage has been replaced by the University Center Apartments. Congress Parkway is now Ida B. Wells Drive.