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Then and Now, 68th-Komensky

1941–68th Street @ Komensky Avenue, view west

2020–the same location

The City of Chicago began paving the streets in this West Lawn neighborhood in 1929—just in time for the stock market crash.  A dozen depression-years later, dozens of blocks here still remained empty.

World War II followed the depression.  When the war ended in 1945, builders finally began building.  Today the blocks are filled with single-family homes.