|View north on 63rd & Halsted in 1935|
This morning , gives us a rundown on the history of Englewood. From it's days before its annexation to the City of Chicago to it's current more blighted days now. There is a nice gallery of pictures. Here's my next favorite from the past.
|View North on 64th & Halsted in 1955|
You know I barely remember the former shopping district as it was only recently demolished to make way for Kennedy-King College (pictures of which are also included in that gallery). My aunt used to work at Paddors near 63rd & Halsted. My parents would drive and they would be diverted around this intersection. By 1996 we could actually drive through the 63rd/Halsted intersection.
In the early 20th Century, Englewood had over 90,000 residents. Also: