Dorchester (CTA station)

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Station statistics
Address 1400 E. 63rd Street
Woodlawn, Chicago, Illinois
Line(s) Jackson Park Branch
Structure type Elevated
Platforms 1
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened April 23, 1893
Closed January 13, 1973
Rebuilt 1994 (work suspended, never completed)
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Formerly Madison Avenue

Dorchester was a station on the Jackson Park branch of the Chicago 'L'. The station opened on April 23, 1893[1] and closed on January 13, 1973,[2] as part of a group of budget-related CTA station closings. Dorchester was scheduled to be the new terminal of the Jackson Park Branch, but the CTA decided to make Cottage Grove the new terminal, because the Reverend Arthur Brazier and other Woodlawn residents said the 'L' structure over East 63rd street would further blight Woodlawn and prevent redevelopment.[3]


  1. ^ "Run Trains to Madison Avenue". Chicago Daily Tribune. April 23, 1893. p. 2. 
  2. ^ "CTA Gives Riders Taste of Cutback". Chicago Tribune. January 13, 1973. p. 42. 
  3. ^ "Some in Woodlawn Favor Demolishing a Part of Jackson Park 'L'," by Gary Washburn (Tribune Transportation Writer); Chicago Tribune, April 27, 1994 (via Chicago "L".org)

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