I felt the same excitement that those famous archiologist experience, when they find the ruins of an ancient forgotten city. Although this site has been redeveloped with hi rise apartments or condominiums, the black cast iron poles with the white sections below, give proof that this was a transit terminal at one time. Notice how the poles make a half circle indicating where a driveway once existed. The bases were painted white for visibility. The poles themselves had supported the overhead twin wires and special work required for electric trolleybus operation. This was the west terminal at Irving Park Road and north Neenah Avenue. The CTA Route # 80 Irving Park Road bus line was converted to 100 % diesel bus operation in January of 1973.
The buses now terminate at west Irving Park Road and north Cuberland Avenue. The Illinois Railway Museum in Union Illinois has a small collection of former CTA Electric trolleybuses, as well as some of the line poles and overhead wire from west Irving Park Road. I found it amazing that this ruin of a former transit terminal still existed in 2006.