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Howard Street at Paulina Street--view east
1961--the same view

How well did you find your way around 1961 Chicago?

Both pictures were shot from the platform at the Howard Street "L" station. Though there has been a great deal of land clearance and rebuilding in the surrounding area, this particular block looks much the same after a half-century. Thankfully, a few trees have been added.

The Howard Theatre — identifiable by the vertical ". . . WARD" in the 1961 photo — closed many years ago. The auditorium itself was gutted, but the 1917 building facade has been preserved.  

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