Sherman Park

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Sherman Park
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Sherman Park is located in Illinois
Sherman Park
Location Bounded by W. 52nd St., Racine Ave., Garfield Blvd., and Loomis St., Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates 41°47′48″N 87°39′18″W / 41.79667°N 87.65500°W / 41.79667; -87.65500Coordinates: 41°47′48″N 87°39′18″W / 41.79667°N 87.65500°W / 41.79667; -87.65500
Area 60.6 acres (24.5 ha)
Architect Burnham,D.H. & Co.; Olmsted Bros.
Architectural style Beaux Arts
Governing body Local
MPS Chicago Park District MPS
NRHP Reference # 90000745[1]
Added to NRHP May 21, 1990

Sherman Park is a sixty-acre park in the New City neighborhood of South Side, Chicago.

It was designed by renowned landscape architects John Charles Olmsted and Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., and celebrated Chicago architect Daniel Burnham. It opened in 1905.

The park was named for John B. Sherman, Burnham's father-in-law and a founder of Chicago's Union Stock Yards.[2]

The park was designed specifically to enrich the immigrant, working class residents of the surrounding neighborhood.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Sherman Park. Encyclopedia of Chicago. Retrieved on December 7, 2010.
  3. ^ Sherman Park. Biking the Boulevards with Geoffrey Baer. Retrieved on December 7, 2010.