ALL ABOUT THE GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD OF BRIGHTON PARK / MCKINLEY PARK
Brighton Park is a neighborhood located on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois. It is number 58 of the 77 community areas of Chicago. Brighton Park is bordered on the north by the former Illinois & Michigan Canal and the current Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, on the east by Western Avenue, on the south by 51st Street, and on the west by Pulaski Road and the west side of Corwith Yards.
The neighborhood is a mix of residential areas, commercial zones, industrial works and transportation (primarily railroad and trucking ) facilities. It is relatively peaceful, according to Chicago Police Department statistics (2004 CPD Annual Report).
History :Brighton Park took its name from the Brighton neighborhood of Boston, MA which was famed for its cattle market. Brighton Park was incorporated as a village in 1851 and annexed into the City of Chicago in 1889 (some earlier maps show the north section of the neighborhood as part of Cicero, Illinois). It was formed originally near the intersection of the Blue Island Plank Road, now Western Avenue, and the old portage trail between the Chicago River and the Des Plaines River, a trail that eventually evolved into Archer Road, now Archer Avenue, which is now the main thoroughfare through Brighton Park. In 1855, Chicago mayor "Long" John Wentworth built the Brighton Park horse racetrack (whose name conveniently alluded to the more famous Brighton Racecourse in England) directly east of the village, in what is now the Chicago Park District's McKinley Park.
By 1871, the year of the Great Chicago Fire, Brighton Park was served by the Archer Avenue horsecar and the Alton Railroad. (Brighton Park was not affected by the fire). The railroad built a roundhouse in the neighborhood, and various factories were built. Later the streetcar was electrified and extended and interurban electric railway service was provided by the Chicago and Joliet Electric Railway until 1934. Most of the residential buildings now in Brighton Park were built in the early part of the 20th century, between 1905 and 1925, after more electric streetcar lines (on Western Ave, Kedzie Ave, 35th St and 47th St) had been extended into the neighborhood, providing cheap & quick transport to work & shopping.
]Transportation: A sign for the Corwith Intermodal freight facility.
Chicago's role as transportation gateway has always been a major influence on the demographics and economy of Brighton Park. Two major railroad landmarks exist in Brighton Park. The Corwith Intermodal freight facility, once known as Corwith Yards, covering nearly a square mile, is one of the major industrial features of Brighton Park. Brighton Park crossing, near Western Avenue and Archer Avenue, is a major Chicago railroad junction and the former site of Brighton Park's railway station.
Access to, property values, and economic growth in the neighborhood have been improved by the 1964 opening of the Stevenson Expressway, Interstate 55, the 1993 opening of the Orange Line rapid transit line, and the revitalization of the nearby Chicago Midway International Airport.
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Located in the great neighborhood of Brighton Park/Mckinley Park USA
This is the front yard and new stairs leading up to your new home.
Below is always easy parking on the street.
On the lower left is the freshly varnished hardwood floors in the bedrooms.
Completely remodeled bathroom with a art deco pedestal sink, new medicine cabinet, custom lights, full tub and shower, even a new shower curtain.
Apartment is pet friendly
Pictured above on the left is a shot of the extra attic room with heat and yet another closet. The extra room can be used only for storage or an office. Above is the romantic full bath
Left & below is the big back yard.
Stove & fridge or bring your own
Here's a real quick video of your place during renovation
Here is a quick video of your 3rd floor bonus room & landing
Pictured above is the nice size fenced in yard and below is the custom sparkle paint on some of the floors.
Extra "Bonus Rooms" with wall to wall carpet, landing, skylight, & heater for office or storage.