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Grand Boulevard — Washington Park Tour
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Map of Grand Boulevard — Washington Park Tour
Driving time: about 1 hour.

Exit the Dan Ryan Expressway at Garfield Boulevard (55th Street) and go east to Indiana Avenue. Because so much of the surrounding neighborhood is in the process of decline, this tour confines itself to the boulevards, going north through the Grand Boulevard area and then south on King Drive through the Washington Park district.

This tour begins at Wentworth Avenue (200 West), the historic dividing line between Chicago's white and black communities. From its northern terminus at 16th Street to 63rd Street, Wentworth cut through the heart of the city's South Side working-class neighborhoods. By the time the Dan Ryan Expressway opened in 1962, black families had moved west of Wentworth, bringing an end to the street's history of racial division.

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