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Subway Dedication Plaque, Chicago, Illinois
Catalog #: 2003.0074.09, Accession #: 2003.0074
Currently on display
From the Smithsonian Collection
This dedication plaque was installed in one of the station houses along the Chicago Transit Authority's Eisenhower Expressway (formerly Congress Expressway) rapid transit line, until the transit agency removed it and donated it to NMAH for the America on the Move exhibition.
Physical Description
Artifact. Brass dedication plaque: “West Side Subway, City of Chicago, Richard J. Daley, Mayor, Built By Department of Public Works...1957.” 21 L x 16 W x 5/8D
Details
Date Made:
1957
Locations:
Illinois
Note:
Chicago
Credit:
Gift of Chicago Transit Authority
History
With the opening of the West Side Subway/Congress Expressway line, the Chicago Transit Authority pioneered the use of rapid transit lines in highway median strips.
Related People, Places, and Events
Donor
Chicago Transit Authority

Use
Chicago, Illinois (1943 - 2000)

Related Event
Construction of the West Side Subway, Congress Expressway line, completed 1957


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