photo by Jim Nugent photo from Matteson Historical Society collection
The picture on the left is looking west down 216th street at the intersection of Main Street in old Matteson, Illinois. The picture on the right is taken from the same position and looks in the same direction--only it was shot 90 years earlier. Most of the buildings on the left and right are the same in both pictures.
216th Street in Matteson, 1915 and 2005 Left and right pictures were taken from the same spot, just 90 years apart.
photo by Jim Nugent photo from Matteson Historical Society collection
Here's another pair of pictures. This time we're looking north on Main Street from the corner of 216th street. Once again many of the buildings are still standing--with a few alterations.
Visit the Trolley Barn Shops in Frankfort
If you'd like to learn more about the Joliet & Southern Traction Company visit the Trolley Barn Shops in Frankfort, Illinois. It's located a block south of the Old Plank Road Trail on White Street. Inside you'll find photographs, murals, maps, news articles and other information on the interurbans and trolleys that ran through Frankfort at the beginning of the 20th century. You can enjoy an ice cream cone, fresh coffee, or lunch while viewing the historic pictures and memorablia.
photo from Trolley Barn in Frankfort A trolley ticket
Other related companies More pictures of interurban cars and trolleys are available on Dave's Electric Railroad web site. Click anyone of the following names to proceed to that web site: Joliet, Plainfield & Aurora Railroad Co. Joliet & Southern Traction Co. Joliet & Eastern Traction Co. Aurora, Plainfield & Joliet Railway Aurora, Plainfield & Joliet Railroad Co. Additional information about these companies is available on the Shore Line Interurban Historical Society web site. Click here.
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Frankfort, Illinois railroad station on the Michigan Central Rail Road.
Library of Congress American Memory photograph
Old Plank Road Trail
A 22-mile recreation and nature trail in northeastern Illinois