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North Avenue at Pulaski Road--view west
1954--the same location (CTA photo)
How well did you find your way around 1954 Chicago?
The most notable clue to the site is the former Pioneer Bank building, which has anchored the northwest corner of this intersection since the 1920s. Another clue is the trolley bus--it's operating on Pulaski, and the overhead wires show that the other street also has trolley buses. There were very few locations on the West Side where two trolley bus lines crossed.
Also seen in the older picture is one of the Morrie Mages chain of sporting goods stores. And on the far right, an Andes Candies store is partially visible.



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