Where in Chicago? (#19)

Where in Chicago? (#19)

1952 (CTA photo)
How well could you find your way around the Chicago of the past?
This 1952 photo was taken on the South Side—for purpose of the quiz, that’s somewhere east of Western, between Cermak and 79th. The physical surroundings have changed greatly over sixty years, though there are a couple of clues that can help identify the site.
If you think you know the location, send in your guess as a Comment. I’ll post a contemporary photo tomorrow.