Dedication of memorial to parishioners from
Our Lady of Guadalupe killed in Vietnam
To sites 36, 37, 38 and 39
After completing your walking tour, drive west on 91st St. to Baltimore Avenue and turn south (left)
Drive to 92nd Street and turn left (east) and continue to the 92nd Street Bridge over the Calumet River
Cross the bridge and drive to 95th Street
Turn east(left) and enter Calumet Park, the starting and ending point for the tour
|36) Vietnam War
Memorial (3201 East 91st Street)
The parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe of South Chicago suffered more war dead during the Vietnam War than any other Catholic parish in the U.S. This monument, erected in the 1970 stands in memory of the sacrifice of twelve parishioners. It is located across the street from the church at 91st Street and Brandon in South Chicago.
37) St. John the Baptist (9129 S. Burley)
St. John the Baptist was founded as a Catholic Slovak national parish on May 16, 1909 to serve Slovak immigrants from the South Chicago and East Side neighborhoods. The first pastor of the church purchased a former Protestant church which was intended to be a temporary facility for the parish. It was the only building ever used by the parish . The building is currently owned by Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and is used for various church functions.
38) Union State Bank (92nd and Baltimore Avenue)
39) 92nd Street Bridge (92nd Street and the Calumet River)
This bridge crossed the Calumet River and connected the communities of South Chicago and the East Side. This was an important transportation corridor which originally was a Native American trail. Later it was used as a stage coach crossing, a ferry boat crossing, a toll bridge, and currently US Route 41. The bridge on the site was built in 1914.
This is the conclusion of the tour. We hope you have enjoyed the tour and learned more about our community. We invite you to return again soon to learn more about the history, culture, ecology and environment of Chicago's Southeast Side.