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Union Stockyard Gate

Exchange Avenue, Chicago, IL
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Important part of Chicago history

I remember driving past the old Chicago Stock Yards when they were thriving in the 1950s, when my... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Taylor B
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Chicago, Illinois
Interesting

As a part of a tour, we went to the Stockyard. The kids found the arch interesting and read the... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
Denise_GoIrish
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Niles, Michigan
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Exchange Avenue, Chicago, IL
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

I remember driving past the old Chicago Stock Yards when they were thriving in the 1950s, when my uncle was a foreman in Swift's meatpacking plant, when thousands of people worked there, when you could smell that awful smell all over Chicago's South Side. I...More

3  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

As a part of a tour, we went to the Stockyard. The kids found the arch interesting and read the fact plaque. The head of the bull on the arch was a good story. The firefighters memorial there also was well placed.

Thank Denise_GoIrish
Reviewed 25 April 2016

If you interested in Chicago history you should come to see this gate. Not much more is left here. This place was the center of meat slathering & packing industry in US for almost one century. Here cows and bulls were brought via trains from...More

4  Thank Anna G
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

This is really just a landmark. There is not much nearby (except the spectacular Bridgeport Art Center on 35th) There is some great information on the 2 signs nearby. I visited, read the sign and left.

1  Thank manofchicago
Reviewed 4 January 2016

The Union Stock Yard Gate, located on Exchange Avenue at Peoria Street, was the entrance to the famous Union Stock Yards in Chicago. The gate was designed by John Wellborn Root of Burnham and Root around 1875.he gate was commissioned by the superintendent of the...More

2  Thank Redrosebud2014
Reviewed 20 March 2014

This is the entrance to which was the largest Stock Yard in the world. In the 40's & 50's Live Stock would come in by rail and trucks every day of the week.

1  Thank OcalaIrv
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