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Union Loop, Chicago, about 1913

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Union Loop, Chicago, about 1913
Lent by Bonnie Lilienfeld

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Communities
Chicago, the Transit Metropolis — The 1890s-1920s: Transit Shapes the City


Union Loop “L”, Chicago, Illinois
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection
This bird’s eye view from the early 1900’s shows the entrance to the Union Loop at Wabash Avenue and Van Buren Street, on the south end of Chicago’s Loop. A wooden South Side Elevated Railroad train passes Tower 12 as a Northwestern Elevated train approaches the junction.
Physical Description
Photograph. Post card view of Chicago's elevated Loop rapid transit track. Marked on front “Union Loop, Chicago.” Tinted lithograph on cream colored stock, divided back. One cent U.S. stamp, postmarked 1913.
Details
Date Made:
About 1913
Locations:
Illinois
Note:
Chicago
Credit:
Lent by Bonnie Lilienfeld
History
With the full opening of Chicago's Union Loop “L” route in 1897, the city’s competing transit companies agreed to share right-of-way, track, and platforms around the “L” structure circling the Loop. But each of the companies loaded trains at different positions on the platform, and each charged their own fare.
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Depicted
Chicago Transit Authority

Depicted
Chicago, Illinois


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