Most people know Central Station as the name of the big upscale residental development in the South Loop. But before that—on the same spot—one of the most storied railroad stations in America once stood. And true to Chicago form, the city wrecked it.
Chicago Public Schools this week reversed an earlier decision and restored Jesse Owens' name to a South Side elementary school. Here's a look at Owens himself—more than a half-century ago—on the game show What's My Line?