Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Cable Court, a One Block Private Street, a Turnaround for Cablecars, in Chicago.

The Hyde Park turnaround, which ran on a separate electric cable, was at Cable Court (East 56th Street and South Lake Park Avenue, [1500W] was named in honor of Ramson R. Cable, President of the Rock Island Rail Road in 1857.
The private street, Cable Court (5622S 1500W) is pictured here from Lake Park Avenue looking east. Circa 1950
Cable Court ran between 56th and 57th Streets. When the cable car system was abandoned the street was used for a turnaround for electric trolly buses which did not use the streetcar tracks. 

During an Urban Renewal project shortly after this photo was taken the street was reclaimed for buildings.

Compiled by Dr. Neil Gale, Ph.D.

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