|William A. Shaffer posted|
GM&O E7As #102 & #102A at Chicago, IL (2.23.63)
(Photographer Unknown - Collection of William A. Shaffer)
|1938 Aerial Photo from ILHAP|
|1938 Aerial Photo from ILHAPAlbany is on the left, and California is on the right.|
36th Place is on the top, and 38th Street is on the bottom.
According to Historic Aerials, by 1952 the tracks north of the mainline had been removed and a large building was built on the east side. The turntable had been removed and the 1952 view is consistent with a comment in the posting that the lower-right part of the yard had become a lumber yard. The, I assume, ice house in the 1938 photo had been replaced by a long building that had tracks on the north side and trailer parking on the south side. So that would have been the freight house. William's photo must have been taken before 1952 when there were still tracks on the south side of the freight house.
The east side of the freight house still stands:
|Birds Eye View|