Chicago Central Manufacturing District

chicago central manufacturing district

The Central Manufacturing District (CMD), considered for Amazon’s HQ2 Headquarters,  was a 265-acre industrial park created in 1905 by Frederick Henry Prince, an East Coast investor. Limited generally by 35th Street to the north, Morgan Street to the east, Pershing Road to the south, and Ashland Avenue to the west, the CMD was the first planned manufacturing district in the United States. Prince acquired the Chicago Junction Railroad at the turn of the century as a switching line that transported goods from the Chicago Union Stock Yard to major trunk railroad lines. Recognizing the potential, Prince developed the CMD as a way to enhance and expand business operations. *

chicago central manufacturing district

Main level floors at Chicago Central Manufacturing District

chicago central manufacturing district



chicago central manufacturing district

chicago central manufacturing district

chicago central manufacturing district



chicago central manufacturing district

chicago central manufacturing district

* Source – Encyclopedia of Chicago – Central Manufacturing District (CMD)

 

 

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