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Door Handle from Chicago Transit Authority Rapid Transit Station
Catalog #: 2003.0074.12A, Accession #: 2003.0074
In collection
From the Smithsonian Collection
Door handles such as this were used throughout the new stations along CTA's West Side Subway/Congress rapid transit line, opened in 1958.
Physical Description
Artifact. Aluminum door handled, molded with stylized letters "CTA". 10 diameter x 2 1/4 deep
Details
Date Made:
About 1958
Locations:
Illinois
Note:
Chicago
Credit:
Gift of Chicago Transit Authority
History
With the opening of the West Side Subway/Congress Expressway line in 1958, the Chicago Transit Authority pioneered the use of rapid transit lines in highway median strips.
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Donor
Chicago Transit Authority

Use
Chicago, Illinois


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