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There in Chicago (#11)

Jeffery Boulevard at 71st Street--view north
1956--the same view

How well did you find your way around 1956 Chicago?

The clue is the railroad crossing gates visible above the bus. The gates indicate that this is probably 71st Street, with the Illinois Central commuter line running down the middle.

Though the buildings remain, there are many small changes. The street lights are different and the busses are bigger. The Peter Pan Restaurant is now a currency exchange, and the South Shore National Bank has been replaced by the Urban Partnership Bank. Drewrys Bock Beer is only a memory. But the trees along Jeffery have grown nicely.

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