March 13, 2008

Montrose Avenue, 1989

Photo by Genial23. From the caption: "This old viaduct was part of a freight line that once ran all the way to Milwaukee. It was torn down some time around the turn of the decade. Note the old CTA Wilson Avenue Shops (destroyed by a mysterious fire in 1997) at right."


IrishPirate said...

Part of the old freight line is still visible just north of Montrose and west of the EL tracks.

Money for tearing it down may be part of the Wilson Yard TIF. I forget.

Anonymous said...

I heard Shiller say at a WY community meeting back in 2004 (the last one!) that it was too costly to tear the freight line down, so it will remain. It sure is ugly.


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