Bridgeport

Bridgeport was the home of Chicago's 46-year dynasty of mayors from 1933 to 1979 (Edward J. Kelly, Martin Kennelly, Richard J. Daley and Michael Bilandic).

Mayor Richard J. Daley lived his entire life in this neighborhood. When he died, he was living in a modest brick bungalow at 3536 S. Lowe Avenue, in the same block as the house he was born in.

Bridgeport got its name because it was near a bridge on the river that boats could not pass under, so cargo had to be unloaded there.

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Comiskey Park
Home of the Chicago White Sox
333 W. 35th St.
312 / 674-1000
Built in 1991, the 43,000-seat stadium replaced the oldest ballpark in America.

To get to Comiskey by 'L,' take the Red Line to Sox/35th Street.

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