Welcome to CornerSpotter, Curbed's regular game in which you, fair readers, consult archival streetscape photos or postcard illustrations to identify the building(s) and/or location presented. Time to tap that reservoir of urban minutiae and flaunt it before your fellow readers. Fire away in the comments, and we'll reveal the correct identity and backstory tomorrow.
This early 1950s snapshot shows a turn-of-the-century Chicago Surface Lines Pulman electric streetcar about to be decommissioned. Shortly after the CTA's formation and amalgamation of private transit agencies, the streetcars began vanishing. The pictured route, crossing beneath the old Douglas Park "L" line a few miles southwest of the Loop, switched to electric trolley buses in 1955 and then to conventional buses in 1969. Help identify the route and present-day CTA station and the glory is yours!
·Cornerspotter [Curbed Chicago]