Thursday, August 8, 2019

78th & Halsted back in 1911 #tbt

Photo via Chicago History Today

It's really fascinating to see some of the locales on the south side and how they used to look years ago. This time we look at 78th & Halsted which should be across the street from the Gresham District police HQ.

The above photo is from Chicago History Today which stated:
 In 1911 the Auburn Gresham neighborhood was Irish American.  The commercial building on the left side of the photo houses a pharmacy and a tailor.  Across 78th Street another commercial building has a first-floor tavern.  Down the block the tower of the new St. Leo Catholic Church is visible.
And of course as happens things change and while you may see some of the buildings remain from the photograph today, you see what has changed. I'll let you go to see the change and read what John Schmidt writes about the changes.

It's safe to say that the police HQ which he doesn't note was very new having been built in the last decade.

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