Kedzie Avenue

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Kedzie Avenue (Kedzie Boulevard)
John H. Kedzie Memorial Avenue
3200 West (32nd Avenue)
North endHoward Street (7600 N) at the Chicago/Evanston border
South end206th Street (20600 S) in Olympia Fields
The Logan Square station at Kedzie, Milwaukee, and Logan.

Kedzie Avenue is a major north-south street in Chicago, Illinois.

Both Kedzie streets in Chicago and Evanston are named after John H. Kedzie, an early Chicago real-estate developer.[1] Kedzie Avenue extends more than 20 miles (32 km) 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, 4 miles (6.4 km) west of State Street (0 East/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.

In popular culture[edit]

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)[edit]

Bus Routes

  • 11 Lincoln
  • 52 Kedzie/California
  • 52A South Kedzie
  • 93 California/Dodge (Monday–Saturday only)

'L' Stations

See also[edit]

  • Nabisco, the world's largest bakery on 7300 South Kedzie Avenue