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Great Depression, 1930 ( Photo courtesy Chicago Herald and Examiner ) A young woman buys an apple from an unemployed veteran on South Wells Street in 1930. With the onset of the Great Depression, unemployment hit 25 percent nationally.


63rd & Halsted in Chicago looking eastbound on 63rd...the Stratford, Englewood and Southtown theater signs are all visible.


Trail Blazer sandwich - Classic Trains Magazine At Englewood Union Station on the South Side of Chicago, Pennsylvania Railroad T1 4-4-4-4 5514 and M1 4-8-2 6975 bracket the observation car of the Trail Blazer, which is just pulling out for New York on a July 1947 afternoon. Milton B. Nafus photo


Raber House Address: 5760 S. Lafayette Ave. Year Built: 1870 major alterations 1894 Architect: Thomas W. Wing One of the citys few remaining pre-Fire of 1871 residences, this is a rare surviving example in the Englewood community of a large country estate. The Italianate-style brick residence, which is capped by a wooden cupola, was constructed by John Raber, a prominent area businessman, real-estate developer, and politician. The residences original 6 acre grounds.


Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr., was the first African American selected to be an astronaut. He was also a test pilot and senior United States Air Force pilot with over 2,500 flight hours.