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Then and Now, 95th-Leavitt

1974–95th Street @ Leavitt Street, view east

2020–the same location

During the 1930s, 95th Street became part of the bypass route around Chicago for U.S. !2 and U.S. 20.  This stretch of 95th had already been zoned for business.  But it wasn’t until 1945, and the end of World War II, that the heavy auto traffic here sparked commercial development.  By 1974 the street was filled with postwar buildings.

Today a few of those postwar buildings have been replaced by newer construction.  Other changes include retro street lights. overhead traffic signals, and longer left-turn bays in the median parkway.