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Then and Now, Kedzie-63rd

1953–Kedzie Avenue @ 63rd Street, view north

2021–the same location

Streetcars were in their last days on Kedzie Avenue in 1953.  They would be replaced by electric trolley buses, the simplest—and cheapest—way to modernize public transit on this particular route.  Notice also that those 1953 bicyclists obeyed traffic signals and walked their bikes across the street.

Two-thirds of a century later, the buildings in the older photo remain.  However, trolley buses have been gone from Kedzie since 1967.