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A Rare Look at the Chicago ‘L’ from 1907

Take a rare look at the Chicago 'L' from 1907 with this bird's-eye view of Wabash Avenue, showing the celebrated elevated railway, piano manufacturers and the National Casket Company. See the modern view on Google Street View.
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This is a view of the Chicago ‘L’ heading north over Wabash Avenue at Van Buren Street.

From 1907, a bird’s-eye view of Wabash Avenue in Chicago, showing the celebrated “El,” or elevated railway, as well as a number of piano manufacturers and the National Casket Company. Detroit Publishing Co.

Source: Shorpy

This is what the intersection looks like on Google Street View … that is, the view under the ‘L’. Make sure you check out our other old photos of Chicago.

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