back of the yards

Venture south and west of downtown—45th and Marshfield or thereabouts—and the Back of the Yards tucks you in. Named for its proximity to the Union Stockyards, this neighborhood is a motley stew of tire stores, tortilla factories, and multifamily housing.

And beautiful churches.

Holy Cross Catholic Church 
Back of the Yards 
Chicago neighborhood
1740 W 46th St 
Chicago, IL 60609

And an abandoned 1900s fire department repurposed as a hive (Plant Chicago) for growing plants and fungi.

Plant Chicago
Back of the Yards
Chicago neighborhood
Abandoned fire department
4459 S Marshfield Ave Chicago, IL 60609
Plant Chicago
Back of the Yards
Chicago neighborhood
Abandoned fire department
4459 S Marshfield Ave Chicago, IL 60609
Plant Chicago
Back of the Yards
Chicago neighborhood
Aquaponics
Abandoned fire department
4459 S Marshfield Ave Chicago, IL 60609

And a research and production facility (The Plant) for small food businesses, including brewers.

The Plant
Back of the Yards
Chicago neighborhood
Whiner Beer Company
1400 W 46th St Chicago IL 60609