|John H. Kedzie Memorial Avenue
3200 West (32nd Avenue)
|North end||Howard Street (7600 N) at the Chicago/Evanston border|
|South end||206th Street (20600 S) in Olympia Fields|
Kedzie Avenue is a major north-south street in Chicago, Illinois.
Named for John H. Kedzie, an early Chicago real-estate developer, Kedzie extends more than 20 miles from the southern suburb of Olympia Fields to Bryn Mawr Avenue (5600 North), and again from Lincoln Avenue (6100 North) to the Evanston border at Howard Street (7600 North). In Chicago's street grid, Kedzie Avenue is located at 3200 West.
Between Palmer Street (2200 North) and Logan Boulevard (2600 North), Kedzie Avenue is part of Chicago's boulevard system and, as such, is signed as Kedzie Boulevard.
On its path through the city, Kedzie passes through the neighborhoods of (from south to north) Mount Greenwood, Ashburn, Chicago Lawn, Gage Park, Brighton Park, Little Village, Lawndale, East Garfield Park, Humboldt Park, Logan Square, Avondale, Irving Park, Albany Park, North Park and West Ridge.
Pop Culture References
Kedzie Avenue was referenced by Stunt Taylor in "Fe Fe On The Block" which references street parties, held on Kedzie, known as "Fe Fes".
Mass transit (CTA)
- 52 Kedzie/California
- 52A South Kedzie
- Kedzie-Homan (CTA Blue Line - Forest Park branch)
- Logan Square (CTA Blue Line - O'Hare branch)
- Kedzie (CTA Orange Line)
- Kedzie (CTA Pink Line)
- Kedzie (CTA Green Line)
- Kedzie (CTA Brown Line)
- Nabisco, operates the world's largest bakery at 7300 S. Kedzie Avenue
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