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Then and Now, Taylor-Oakley

1937–Taylor Street @ Oakley Boulevard, view east
2021–the same location

The older photo is another souvenir from the Chicago Park District’s 1930s traffic survey. Taylor Street has a streetcar line with a ribbon commercial strip. This is the heart of the city’s Italian community.

Today the streetcar tracks have been paved over. Taylor Street has bike lanes and more trees. And there’s still a significant Italian presence here.