Ogden St used to run all the way into Old Town, until the 60s when it was "abandoned as unnecessary." Now it ends at Goose Island.
January 13 at 9:33 PM
To ease congestion, 120 miles of road were opened or widened between 1915 and 1931. This required "shaving" several feet off existing buildings, and altogether moving others.
January 12 at 5:21 PM
A glacial "Lake Chicago" was formed as glaciers receded at the end of the last ice age. Its boundary, at a higher elevation, became a Native American trail, and is now Clark Street.
December 13 at 1:54 PM
Iconic Wacker Dr was originally called "South Water Street," renamed for Charles Wacker, "champion" of the 1909 Burnham plan, in 1926.
December 11 at 11:24 PM
Most of Chicago's diagonal roads were well established Native American trails before settlers arrived
November 29 at 1:57 PM
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