Pulaski Road (Chicago)

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Pulaski Road (Crawford Avenue)
40th Avenue
4000 West
From Lincoln Highway (21100 S) in Matteson
North end Wilmette Avenue in Wilmette

Pulaski Road (/pəˈlæsk/) is a major north-south thoroughfare in the city of Chicago, at 4000 W., or exactly five miles west of State Street. It is named after revolutionary war hero Casimir Pulaski. It still retains its former name, Crawford Avenue, in the north suburbs of Lincolnwood, Skokie, and Evanston. In Wilmette, Crawford becomes Hunter Road. North of Devon Avenue (6400 N) and south from the Chicago City Limits to Lincoln Highway US-30. Prior to 1913, Pulaski Road was known as 40th Avenue. That name lasted until 1935 when, over local opposition and a legal battle all the way to the Illinois Supreme Court, it was named after Pulaski.[1] Among the many Polish city leaders who worked to achieve "Pulaski Rd." was Emilia Napieralska, then president of the Polish Women's Alliance of America in Chicago.

Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs[edit]

From north to south:

Points of interest[edit]

Additionally, a number of prominent Polish churches in Chicago are located on side streets just off of Pulaski Road such as St. Hyacinth Basilica as well as St. Wenceslaus.


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5. Karol Wachtl. Polonia Amerykanska:dzieje i dorobek [American Polonia: Its History and Legacy]. Philadelphia: privately published, 1944, pp. 172, 396.

6. Angela and Donald Pienkos. " 'In the Strength of Women Is the Strength of a Nation:' A History of the Polish Women's Alliance of America" (2003). Boulder: East European Monographs No. 632 Distr. New York: Columbia UP, p. 85.