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Halsted Street, Chicago, Illinois, 1935

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Halsted Street, Chicago, Illinois, 1935
Courtesy of Chicago Transit Authority

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This object appears in the following sections:


Communities
Chicago, the Transit Metropolis — The 1920s and 30s: Transit, the Automobile and the City


Halsted Street, Chicago, Illinois
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection
This 1935 photograph of Halsted Street in Chicago shows pedestrians, a 1907-08 J.G. Brill P.A.Y.E. (Pay As You Enter) street car, and many automobiles.
Physical Description
Photograph. Photograph of Halsted Street, Chicago, Illinois, 1935.
Details
Date Made:
1935
Locations:
Illinois
Note:
Chicago
Credit:
Courtesy of Chicago Transit Authority
History

Chicago decided almost inadvertently to favor the automobile as early as the 1920s. Although "L" ridership reached its peak in the 1920s, a variety of road projects-including Miller McClintock's traffic control plan, the Wacker drive project, and a far-reaching superhighway system-were proposed during this period, as city leaders and planners began to look for ways to adapt the city to the car.

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Chicago Transit Authority

Depicted
Chicago, Illinois


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