|This picture appeared in the Tribune, which captioned it, |
"Chicago continues the battle against a huge snowstorm as a truck passes a car covered
with snow from the great blizzard at Lawrence Avenue and Clark Street on Jan. 24, 1979.
— Charles Osgood, Chicago Tribune"
This was the scene 36 years ago this month, about ten days after the famous "Blizzard of '79" hit the city. This photo was taken looking west on Lawrence from about halfway between Clark and Ashland. Aside from the Standard gas station sign being gone (it's now Lawrence & Ashland Auto Service), the landscape hasn't changed much since then. You can see more of the Tribune's photos from the storm and its aftermath here.