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Congress Expressway and rapid transit, Chicago, 1958

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Congress Expressway and rapid transit, Chicago, 1958
Chicago Transit Authority

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City and Suburb: Chicago and Park Forest, Illinois, 1950s
City and Suburb: Chicago and Park Forest, Illinois, 1950s — Chicago’s L

RELATED OBJECTS
Chicago Transit Authority Rapid Transit Rail Car


Expressway and Transit Station, Chicago, Illinois
Currently on display
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection
This 1958 photo was taken for the Chicago Transit Authority and illustrates the transportation choices available to Chicago commuters. A bus services the median-strip rapid transit line, while automobile traffic passes by on the new Congress Expressway.
Physical Description
Photograph. Black-and-white photograph of a highway and transit station.
Details
Date Made:
1958
Locations:
Illinois
Note:
Chicago
Credit:
Courtesy of Chicago Transit Authority
History
Many people in the 1950s believed that improved transportation--primarily adapting the city to the automobile--was the key to mitigating the effects of changing social realities on the nation's cities. Unfortunately, as historian Donald L. Miller points out, "the city's urban transportation corridors became escapeways from the city, not the linkages they had been."
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Depicted
Chicago Transit Authority

Depicted
Chicago, Illinois

Depicted
Commuting


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