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McKinley Park Walking Tour

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35th/Archer

3528 S. Leavitt St.

Chicago, IL 60609

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REGISTRATION AVAILABLE 5/18/19

Chicago for Chicagoans returns to the southwest side for a 2.5 hour walk through McKinley Park, featuring special guest collaborator Erica Ruggiero! As a passionate advocate for Chicago's industrial history, Erica brings her expertise of the Central Manufacturing District to a tour that weaves and winds through picturesque streets of vernacular architecture.

Beginning at the 35th/Archer Orange Line stop, we'll discover the history, landmarks, and towering structures of a neighborhood that's long been responsible for much of the city's bricks, iron, meat, furniture, and Goodyear Tires-- while also housing an ever-changing, diverse immigrant population. From humble homes, to towering manufacturing supercenters, to churches, schools, and parks, join us to explore McKinley Park's unique stamp on Chicago's magnificent blue collar history.

The afternoon will end at Huck Finn's on Archer Ave, a homestyle family-owned diner serving up Alaska-sized donuts and pretty much everything else.


Chicago for Chicagoans happily exists as a "pay-what-you-can" tour service. A suggested tip of $10-20 per person is always appreciated, but reviewing us on Yelp, liking us on Facebook, spreading the word, and attending future tours tells us how much you love us too! We are a certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit that creates inclusive walking tours by & for Chicago residents, designed to represent the histories of all Chicagoans.

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3528 S. Leavitt St.

Chicago, IL 60609

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