Dearborn Street Underground
A Blue Line train bound for O’Hare is about to arrive at Clark/Lake underneath the Loop. Funded with New Deal money during the Great Depression, the construction of the Milwaukee-Dearborn subway was halted during World War II due to the war effort and was opened in 1951, eight years after the opening of the State Street subway and two years after CTA took over Chicago Rapid Transit operations. It was on this subway that I first experienced the Chicago ‘L’, back in 2006.
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