Saturday, January 27, 2018

1957: 69th & Wentworth

69th/Wentworth via Chicago History Today
Courtesy of J.R. Schmidt of Chicago History Today. Two pics one recent and one 60 years ago of the former site of the old Kennedy-King College at 69th & Wentworth.

It's hard to believe over 60 years ago was a commercial strip which presumably by 1972 gave way to the brutalist campus of the City Colleges of Chicago. The campus itself was demolished by 2007 when Kennedy-King moved to the heart of Englewood at 63rd & Halsted.

BTW, the vacant lot where Kennedy-King was will soon to be home to a city facility and perhaps with a strip mall to be built on this land, this area could see a return to its roots as a commercial strip. Time will tell, hopefully!

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