Diversey Parkway (Chicago)

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Diversey Parkway
(Diversey Avenue)
Michael Diversey Memorial Parkway
2800 North
Location Chicago, Elmwood Park, Franklin Park, Northlake, Elmhurst, Addison, West Chicago
Coordinates 41°55′58″N 87°38′42″W / 41.9328°N 87.6449°W / 41.9328; -87.6449Coordinates: 41°55′58″N 87°38′42″W / 41.9328°N 87.6449°W / 41.9328; -87.6449
West end Woodland Avenue, West Chicago
East end Lake Shore Drive, Chicago (the "Inner Drive"--approx. 300 West)

Diversey Parkway (/dɪˈvɜːrs/, 2800 N.) is a major east–west street on the North Side of Chicago. Diversey separates the Chicago lakefront neighborhoods of Lakeview to the north and Lincoln Park to the south. West of the North Branch of the Chicago River, the street is known as Diversey Avenue, and separates the neighborhoods of Avondale to the north and Logan Square to the south. Further west, Diversey Avenue is a major street in Chicago's Hermosa, Belmont Cragin, and Montclare neighborhoods, and it continues intermittently through the west suburbs. The street is named after 19th century beer brewer Michael Diversey.[1]

Points of interest[edit]

Diversey has a few points of interest such as Mies van der Rohe's Commonwealth Promenade Apartments (1957),[2] the Elks National Memorial Headquarters Building, the Brewster Apartments, the Urantia Foundation Building,[3] the Lathrop Homes, Diversey River Bowl, Kosciuszko Park, and the Brickyard Shopping Center. Diversey also goes by the site of one of Chicago's Seven Lost Wonders, the Olson Park and Waterfall complex which was located at the northwest corner of Pulaski and Diversey.[4]


  1. ^ Gapers Block : Airbags : Lill & Diversey: A Short History of Early Chicago Brewing
  2. ^ http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.129325695378.135409.56200560378&type=3
  3. ^ "533 Diversey Parkway | Urantia Foundation". Archived from the original on 2010-02-20.
  4. ^ "Chicago's Seven Lost Wonders".