Monday, November 5, 2018

63rd/Stony Island in 1974

Sorry to have missed this Chicago History Today post from June 2018. It shows 63rd Street & Stony Island from 1974 to 2018. Perhaps dreams of restoring the East 63rd St. L back to Stony Island which has cropped up during the course of the past year is to see service restored to Stony Island as it was until the early 1980s.
According to John Schmidt who authors this blog this was what was in the area in 1974
In 1974 the Jackson Park ‘L’ terminal at 63rd-Stony Island was in its eighty-first year of service.  By that time the neighborhood was in decline, and many of the buildings that had gone up around the terminal had been town down.  Meanwhile, CTA had announced plans to replace the old station with an elaborate park-and-ride facility.
Now the future of this area revolves around the future Obama Presidential Library which had been unanimously approved by the Chicago City Council.

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