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Old Stone Gate, Chicago Union Stockyards

Chicago, Illinois
County of Cook.
W. Exchange Avenue and South Peoria Street
National Register Number: 72000451
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Agriculture/Subsistence - animal facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Landscape Feature.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 29, 1981):
From about 1879 to 1971, this triple-arched, rough-faced limestone gate was the main entrance to the Chicago Union Stockyards. The Stockyards, founded in 1865 to consolidate the many scattered stockyards in Chicago into an efficient unit, symbolized Chicago's role as a major meat-packing center.

There are no threats to the landmark at this time.

The iron gates were restored, using the original material.

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