"He came to Wentworth Street, which ran north and south and clearly served as Englewood's main commercial street, its pavement clotted with horses, dray, and phaetons."
— The Devil in the White City
When serial killer H.H. Holmes settled in Chicago, Wenthworth Street was a bustling thoroughfare in a vibrant community. Today, as seen in this photo taken at 64th and Wentworth looking south, the street is practically devoid of life, serving as little more than an access road for the Dan Ryan Expressway. Trying to imagine the 19th century Englewood when confronted with the 21st century incarnation is a nearly impossible task.
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