"your picture was taken slightly east of where the EL line crosses 17 St.
Most likely at the corner of Paulina St.
and 17 th street"
I tried to match the picture I have to that location - "corner of Paulina
St. and 17 th street" and the perspective (as Google Maps/Street view
shows) seems to match better from a location just to the right (south ) of
where the El crosses 17th Street.
Looking at the entire picture it seems to me the location is a back porch or
steps of a building in the area of the north-east corner of W 17th St and
"St. Adalbert does not have a limestone facade. It is a buff colored face
brick with terra cotta trim. It has been cleaned since your old photo was
taken. At that time many buildings were quite black with coal smoke. Chicago
no longer burns coal for either industrial or heating purposes. The south
side EL has been in operation since the 1890's though particular street
crossings may have changed."
Well that agrees with what I see in the picture! I'' try the "Yelp site"
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