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 probably designed by John Wellborn Root of Burnham and Root around 1875, and is the only significant structural element of the stock yards to survive. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1981. The plaza surrounding the gate also includes the city's principal memorial to its firefighters.Add Union Stockyard Gate and other attractions to your Chicago trip itinerary using our Chicago trip builder app.
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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... more »
The historical history of these Arches is amazing! There is also a fireman's Memorial for a disaster in 12-22-1910. I spent awhile sitting on a bench of which there is plenty. There is street parking. I found it a nice spot to sit and traffic watch. A place I'll be visiting often.
We were there to see the firefighters memorial. It's a very nice place.
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