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Crafting Your Experience

Welcome to North Lawndale

North Lawndale is known for beautiful Douglass Park, laid out by William Le Baron Jenney in the 1870s to help spur the westward growth of Chicago. Many of North Lawndale's first residents were Bohemian immigrants who worked at the McCormick Reaper Plant to the south, and later the area welcomed a large Jewish population. Today, it is home to a predominantly African American community striving for peace and unity. North Lawndale residents have provided significant contributions to progressive policies around community development, racial equity and urban farming and gardening. The neighborhood also boasts historic greystone homes and the massive former Sears, Roebuck & Co. warehouse complex, whose remaining buildings have been gradually undergoing a visionary redevelopment.

Trails and Experience in North Lawndale

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 North Lawndale.

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