Monday, June 22, 2009
The 1888 built, Grand Trunk Western Railroad Elsdon depot. (Gone) Chicago Illinois USA. October 1983.
One of My all time favorite, but now sadly long gone Chicago railroad landmarks, was the old wooden GTW Elsdon depot on West 51st Street near South Lawndale Avenue. I took this photo in October of 1983, during what turned out to be the final week of operation at Elsdon Yard. The depot, built in 1888...was demolished in November of 1983. This was the last time I would visit this site while it was in operation.