Saturday, February 20, 2021

Lots of interesting things in this photo

This photo of Clyde Yard from the Newberry Library from the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy collection. The image was recorded by Russell Lee in May, 1948.

In the image below, I have overlaid text to highlight some of the details. Views of roofs are especially interesting as they illustrate the diversity of types, as well as the differing heights of cars. 


  1. Awesome picture and information.

  2. Up yonder on right, behind the NC&StL box, appears to be of Reading XAd,XARa, or XAe heritage. Double 3-panel Creco doors, Allenwood diamond plate roof, the only ones in town to adopt this combination.



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