Thursday, November 7, 2013

PHOTO: 79th & Cottage Grove 1950s

Found this picture taken in about 1957 the 1950s adorning Worlee's Concerned Citizens of Chatham FB page. Chicago transit geeks will likely love this one, an old PCC Streetcar running along the #4 Cottage Grove a route which has since been converted to buses (according to a recent comment streetcars on the #4 were discontinued on June 19, 1955). Streetcars last ran in Chicago back in 1958.

BTW, you may recognize the building on the right hand side as it's the Chatham Center on the southwest corner of 79th & Cottage Grove which remains. The building with Chatham Bank on it well it's gone, but that lot is still home to a bank. A branch of Urban Partnership Bank is currently on the lot.

1 comment:

  1. Streetcars on Route # 4, Cottage Grove were discontinued on June 19, 1955.
    Rode them many times as I kid growing up on 87th Place, between Cottage & Langley.


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