Monument / Landmark
Union Stockyards Gate
3 locals recommend
South Union Avenue
Chicago, IL 60609
Tips from locals
Sight of the infamous Union Stockyards. Made famous by Upton Sinclair's The Jungle.
If you've ever read Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle," you need to see where it all went down.
This gate was erected in 1879, the entrance to the Famous/Infamous Chicago Union Stockyards. Appallingly depicted in Upton Sinclair's 1906 expose The Jungle, the stockyards closed in 1971.