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CTA's Damen Avenue Transit Station, 1958

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CTA's Damen Avenue Transit Station, 1958
Courtesy of Chicago Transit Authority

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Chicago, the Transit Metropolis — The CTA in the 1950s: Innovation


Damen Avenue Transit Station, Chicago, Illinois
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection

This 1958 image shows the Damen Avenue station on the West Side, one of many new modern stations along the CTA's Congress Line--the first rapid transit line built in the median strip of a highway in the U.S.

Physical Description
Photograph. Black-and-white photograph of a CTA rapid transit station. CTA photo# 315/58#62. From Chicago's West Side Subway: First Rail-Transit Facility Constructed Within A Superhighway, a June 1958 CTA publication of photographs.
Details
Date Made:
1958
Locations:
Illinois
Note:
Chicago
Credit:
Courtesy of Chicago Transit Authority
History

As part of the push to modernize rapid transit operations in Chicago in the 1950s, the CTA replaced the Garfield Park branch of the original Metropolitan Elevated Railroad with the Congress Line, down the median strip of the new Congress (later Eisenhower) Expressway.

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User
Chicago Transit Authority

Depicted
Chicago Transit Authority


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