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Crafting Your Experience

Welcome to Back of the Yards / New City

Back of the Yards, so named for its proximity to the former Union Stock Yards—once the world's largest livestock processing, distribution and meatpacking facility—housed many of the Irish and German immigrants who worked in the area’s slaughterhouses and factories. Bordering Bridgeport and McKinley Park and sharing in those neighborhoods' particular blend of quiet residential streets and old factory complexes, today Back of the Yards is home to some of the most cutting-edge sustainable industry and technology in Chicago.

Trails and Experiences in Back of the Yards / New City

Enjoy self-guided tours, creative interpretations and other experiences, available only on the OHC 2020 app.

Explore Like a Local

Make time to visit these businesses, green spaces, works of public art and more in Back of the Yards / New City.

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