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.
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
Frankfort, Illinois railroad station
on the Michigan Central Rail
A 22-mile recreation and nature trail in northeastern Illinois