Dorchester station

Dorchester was a station on the Jackson Park branch of the Chicago "L". The station opened on April 23, 1893[1] and closed on January 13, 1973,[2] as part of a group of budget-related CTA station closings. Dorchester was scheduled to be the new terminal of the Jackson Park Branch, but the CTA decided to make Cottage Grove the new terminal, because the Reverend Arthur Brazier and other Woodlawn residents said the 'L' structure over East 63rd Street would further blight Woodlawn and prevent redevelopment.[3]

Dorchester
Former Chicago 'L' rapid transit station
63-Dorchester 1906.jpg
General information
Location1400 East 63rd Street
Woodlawn, Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates41°46′50″N 87°35′35″W / 41.78055°N 87.59305°W / 41.78055; -87.59305Coordinates: 41°46′50″N 87°35′35″W / 41.78055°N 87.59305°W / 41.78055; -87.59305
Owned byChicago Transit Authority
Line(s)Jackson Park Branch
Platforms1
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeElevated
History
OpenedApril 23, 1893
ClosedJanuary 13, 1973
Rebuilt1994 (work suspended, never completed)
Previous namesMadison Avenue
Former services
Preceding station Chicago "L" Following station
University
toward 58th
Jackson Park branch Jackson Park
Terminus

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Run Trains to Madison Avenue". Chicago Daily Tribune. April 23, 1893. p. 2.
  2. ^ "CTA Gives Riders Taste of Cutback". Chicago Tribune. January 13, 1973. p. 42.
  3. ^ Washburn, Gary (April 27, 1994). "Some in Woodlawn Favor Demolishing a Part of Jackson Park 'L'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved June 1, 2020 – via Chicago "L".org.

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