Wednesday, December 27, 2017

My archive footage of Englewood ca. 2008 or 2009

[VIDEO] Not exactly the most exciting footage ever shown, however, I shot this on the CTA Green Line through Englewood probably during the summer of 2008 or 2009. I was on a train headed towards downtown after having taken an #9 Ashland bus to the Ashland/63 Green Line terminal.

Those of you who reside in Englewood probably know best about the changes from Ashland to Halsted. The Whole Foods Market and the shopping mall around it and the loss of another old building due to fire on 63rd/Halsted. I wish I could've gotten a shot of the masonic temple that would be right behind me as I pull into the Halsted stop. The masonic temple is in such disrepair now that it's all a matter of not if, but when it gets demolished - if it hasn't already. And we see a police station under constrution on this stretch as well.

As the snow fell on Christmas Eve and the weather has finally gotten much colder enjoy this image of warmer weather which will return very soon. April will be here before we know it and we can watch some archive footage of a neighborhood at the start of change little did I know at the time!

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