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These photos are available thanks to the Strahorn Library and Museum Volunteer Joe Stupar's time spent scanning them.

The photos in this section are from a subdirectory titled "Skokie Valley". These photos may or may not be from there, but in order to keep track of where we can find the photos in the future if need be, we have kept that title for this section.

The photo captions are taken from information written on the slides/photos and/or from research and are enhanced by a spreadsheet that contain additional information, provided via Joe Stupar. The numbers preceding the captions are simply inventory numbers and can be ignored.

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NSL Skokie Valley Photos - Part 6b

46-View NW from street Asbury of station façade, mostly complete - 03/03/1925 (NSL Photo)

47-Asbury St view East from bridge of ROW, mostly complete with retaining walls, but construction debris visible - 03/17/1925 (NSL Photo)

48-View East from track of Asbury, mostly complete, people on platforms and tracks - 03/28/1925 (NSL Photo)

49-View NW from Asbury St of completed station façade, and trains now operating sign - 04/13/1925 (NSL Photo)

50-View West of complete interior Asbury Av, with agent in booth - 04/13/1925 (NSL Photo)

51-Asbury St, View NW from top of embankment of wire fence along top of embankment along ROW - 02/20/1925 (NSL Photo)

52-View NW from top of embankment of wire fence from previous photo (#51) being constructed, and men working on track - 01/23/1925 (NSL Photo)

53-View W from Asbury Ave bridge showing completed ROW with fencing, bates pole line, and EB station annunciator track for Asbury appears to be visible. - 04/23/1925 (NSL Photo)

54-View from bridge Asbury Ave looking south down street, some buildings still remain. - 06/30/1930 (NSL Photo)

55-View SW at Dodge Ave of wooden trestle being constructed for fill for ROW - 05/13/1924 (NSL Photo)

56-View SE at Dodge Ave of ground level construction track, steam shovel, wood trestle for fill, and steam locomotive in distance - 05/13/1924 (NSL Photo)

57-View East at Dodge Ave of steam shovel excavating hole, with concrete drainage pipe in bottom - 05/13/1924 (NSL Photo)

58-View West from Dodge Ave showing cut along South side of right of way, with dirt piled up against wood trestle - 05/13/1924 (NSL Photo)

59-View NW showing small dirt Dodge Ave, wooden construction trestle North of ROW, excavation with manhole cover and wood forms for East abutment for bridge - 07/24/1924 (NSL Photo)

60-View NW at Dodge Ave similar to previous photo (#59), with excavation for sewer line, wood trestle, and wood forms - 07/31/1924 (NSL Photo)

61-View East at Dodge Ave showing excavation, wood trestle, and embankment construction - 07/31/1924 (NSL Photo)

62-View North at Dodge Ave showing wood construction trestle, and form/excavation - 08/07/1924 (NSL Photo)

63-View NE at Dodge Ave showing wood trestle, and concrete pier excavation on East side - 08/07/1924 (NSL Photo)

64-View North at Dodge Ave showing deep wooden forms being constructed for bridge pier - 08/14/1924 (NSL Photo)

65-View NE from East side of Dodge Ave showing wood trestle, large form for abutment, and ground level track - 08/14/1924 (NSL Photo)

66-View NE from West side of Dodge Ave showing wood trestle and forms - 08/21/1924 (NSL Photo)

67-View NW from East side of Dodge Ave showing large form for abutment, with wood ramp and steam boiler - 08/21/1924 (NSL Photo)

68-View North from East side of Dodge showing wood form with steel rebar sticking out, and concrete mixer on flatcar on wood trestle - 08/28/1924 (NSL Photo)

69-View NW at West side of Dodge Ave showing freshly poured concrete footings in wood forms in ground - 08/28/1924 (NSL Photo)

70-View NW from West side of Dodge showing cement mixer on wood trestle, seems to be pouring West abutment - 09/04/1924 (NSL Photo)

71-View North at East side of Dodge Ave, of completed concrete on East abutment with rebar sticking out - 09/04/1924 (NSL Photo)

72-View North at Dodge showing completed concrete East abutment - 09/11/1924 (NSL Photo)

73-View NW from West side of Dodge Ave showing cement mixer on wood trestle near West abutment, and complete footings in ground - 09/11/1924 (NSL Photo)

74-View NW from West side of Dodge Ave, wood forms being removed from West abutment - 09/18/1924 (NSL Photo)

75-View NW from West side of Dodge, completed concrete West abutment, and steam locomotive with side dump cars backfilling West of wall - 09/25/1924 (NSL Photo)

76-Wide view North at Dodge, showing both abutments complete and entire construction area - 10/02/1924 (NSL Photo)

77-View West from West side of station stairs at Dodge Ave, from wood trestle, showing forms for pouring stairs down to station - 10/30/1924 (NSL Photo)

78-View NE at Dodge Ave, steel work being erected for bridge on East side (Note shadow of photographer) - 11/20/1924 (NSL Photo)

79-View NW at Dodge Ave, steel work being erected for bridge on West side - 11/20/1924 (NSL Photo)

80-View NE at Dodge Ave, showing rail mounted cranes lifting steel bridge sections into place - 12/04/1924 (NSL Photo)

81-View North at Dodge Ave, showing completed steel bridge span - 12/11/1924 (NSL Photo)

82-View NE at Dodge Ave, showing brick construction on station building - 12/19/1924 (NSL Photo)

83-View NE at Dodge Ave, brick construction on station building moving along - 01/03/1925 (NSL Photo)

84-View NE at Dodge Ave, brick construction on station building moving along - 01/09/1925 (NSL Photo)

85-View NE at Dodge Ave, glass installed in station facade - 01/30/1925 (NSL Photo)

86-View West from track at Dodge Ave, showing wood framing for platform, and steel work for canopy - 02/06/1925 (NSL Photo)

87-View NE at Dodge Ave, showing construction debris on ground, platform roof installed, canvas hung from canopy - 02/20/1925 (NSL Photo)

88-View SE at Dodge Ave of trench dug through street under bridge near station building - 03/17/1925 (NSL Photo)

89-View NE of nearly complete Dodge Ave station, with gravel road - 03/28/1925 (NSL Photo)

90-View E interior completed Dodge Ave Station, with agent in booth - 04/14/1925 (NSL Photo)

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