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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
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.
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
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.
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