The compact size of the 42nd Place yard is evident in this view, looking southeast with Lake Michigan in the background. The station platform is on the right. Note the small bow trolleys on top of the cars, needed to make contact with the overhead wires that powered the 61st Street Yard further south. For a larger view, click here. (Photo from the Chicago Transit Authority Collection)


42nd Place Yard
42nd Street and Lake Park Avenue, Kenwood

Service Notes:


Kenwood Line

Quick Facts:

Address: TBD
Established: September 20, 1907
Yard Area: unknown
Rebuilt: n/a
Status: Demolished



This article is a stub. It will be expanded in the future as resources allow.


Looking southeast from 41st Street across what was once the grade-level yard of the Chicago Junction Railroad and the elevated 42nd Place Yard of the Kenwood branch in 2000. Later, the Chicago Housing Authority erected public housing high-rises on the site, but these were later torn down. (Photo by William Davidson)