Harold Ickes Homes

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Harold Ickes Homes
One Of The Last Harold Ickes Buildings.jpg
2008 photograph of one of the 4 last remaining buildings in the Harold Ickes Homes.
Location Between Cermak Road (22nd Street) and 25th Streets and State Street and Federal Street
Chicago, Illinois
 United States
Status Demolished
Constructed 1954-1955
Demolished 2009-2011
Chicago Housing Authority

Harold Ickes Homes was a Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) public housing project in the Bronzeville neighborhood of the South Side of Chicago, Illinois. It was bordered between State Street and Federal Avenue and Cermak Road and 25th Street. It was a part of the State Street Corridor, which included other CHA properties: Robert Taylor Homes, Dearborn Homes, Stateway Gardens and Hilliard Homes.[1]


Named for a United States administrator and politician, Harold L. Ickes. The housing project was constructed by the Public Works Administration between 1954 and 1955 . It consisted of 11 9-story high-rise buildings with a total of 738 units [1].


As of July 2013, most of the site remains undeveloped following its demolition as part of the Plan for Transformation/Plan Forward.

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Coordinates: 41°51′03″N 87°37′41″W / 41.8508°N 87.6280°W / 41.8508; -87.6280