Livestock pens comprised approximately 40 acres of the stock yards, 1880.

Livestock pens comprised approximately 40 acres of the stock yards, 1880.

Image of Alleys and Street Scenes in Chicago. “Alleys and Street Scenes in Chicago” Robert Hunter. From Tenement Conditions in Chicago, 1901.

Image of Alleys and Street Scenes in Chicago. “Alleys and Street Scenes in Chicago” Robert Hunter. From Tenement Conditions in Chicago, 1901.

Soon after the first meatpacking plants opened up, workers' cottages and tenement housing were built in the area around the Chicago Union Stock Yards. Bordered by Pershing Road (39th Street), Garfield Boulevard (55th Street), Racine Avenue, and Western Avenue, the neighborhood grew over the years and eventually became known as Back of the Yards

Soon after the first meatpacking plants opened up, workers' cottages and tenement housing were built in the area around the Chicago Union Stock Yards. Bordered by Pershing Road (39th Street), Garfield Boulevard (55th Street), Racine Avenue, and Western Avenue, the neighborhood grew over the years and eventually became known as Back of the Yards

Exchange Avenue and stock yards gate.

Exchange Avenue and stock yards gate.

Image detail for -Chicago Stockyards - 1905* (Chicago is in the Midwest afterall)

Image detail for -Chicago Stockyards - 1905* (Chicago is in the Midwest afterall)

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