James Jennings (Remembering the Lill Coal Company)

I grew up in the 1950s and 1960s at 5413 N. Lakewood Ave.  My bedroom window in the attic faced east. I could see the red lighted towers of the Edgewater Beach Apartments, but also at night I could hear the creaking of the coal cars as they stopped at the Lill Coal yards located at Berwyn Avenue and the now existing Red Line.  I could hear them exloading the coal.  It is still fresh in my memory.

James Jennings, July 2022