The Dearborn Street Station served as a major national rail terminus in the Near South Side community area. Downtown business leaders convinced George Halas in 1977 to bestow 51 acres of railroad yards for redevelopment as Dearborn Park. The resulting apartments and townhouses along tree-lined walkways were hailed as models of urban renewal.
Wille, Lois. At Home in the Loop: How Clout and Community Built Chicago's Dearborn Park. 1997.
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