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Harrison Street “L” Station, Westchester, Illinois, 1926

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Harrison Street “L” Station, Westchester, Illinois, 1926
Courtesy of Chicago Transit Authority

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Communities
Chicago, the Transit Metropolis — The 1920s: Transit in Transition


Harrison Street "L" station, Westchester, Illinois
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection

This 1926 image shows the Westchester, Illinois, Harrison Street “L” station house, platform, and tracks surrounded by open space.

Physical Description
Photograph. Black and white view of a suburban Chicago "L" station.
Details
Date Made:
1926
Locations:
Illinois
Note:
Westchester, Illinois
Credit:
Courtesy of Chicago Transit Authority
History

"In the Exploding American city it was not public planning but mass transportation-a creation of the marketplace-that unified urban space." Donald L. Miller, Urban Historian on late 19th and early 20th century cities in City of the Century (1997)

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, private developers often financed the construction of rapid transit rail lines and stations far beyond the city limits, into un-developed suburban and rural areas in an attempt to open new lands to residential growth.

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Depicted
Chicago Transit Authority

Depicted
Westchester, Illinois


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