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Milwaukee Avenue at Logan Boulevard--view northwest
1934--the same location

How well did you find your way around the Chicago of the past?

We are just north of Logan Square, where Milwaukee Avenue meets both Logan Boulevard and Kedzie Avenue. The distinctive streetlight on the left was characteristic of streets under the jurisdiction of the Chicago Park District. The #17 on the streetcars signify they are on the Kedzie line, which operated over this portion of Milwaukee Avenue.

Also in the 1934 photo, note the large advertising signs on the building roofs. The signs were set high so they could be seen from 'L' trains at the Logan Square terminal, just south of here.

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