Friday, August 6, 2021

Chicago's Howard Street Wall. (1992-1994)

The Howard Street Wall at the Intersection of Howard and Sacramento, in the West Ridge community of Chicago. Across the barrier is Evanston.



Chicago builds a barrier wall to block new mall traffic into the residential neighborhood in the 50th Ward on the Chicago side of Howard Street. 

Erected in 1992, the $150,000, four block-long (Kedzie to California), two-and-a-half foot high barrier in the median of Howard Street separated Chicago and Evanston. 

Evanston won the lawsuit challenging the barrier. The court ruling ordered Chicago to pay for and remove the barrier and pay Evanston's legal bills of about $40,000.

The barrier was removed in 1994. 

Compiled by Dr. Neil Gale, Ph.D.

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