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Lyons | START

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Map courtesy of Stefan Joppich - Legend

Chicago

The start/end point in Chicago moved a few times.

pre 1937 1937 - 1955 post 1955

UNDRIVABLE: one-way traffic, needs to be driven eastbound or walked.

Start from Jackson Blvd. and Michigan Ave.

Take Jackson Blvd. westbound.

UNDRIVABLE: wrong way.

Start from Jackson Dr. and Lake Shore Dr.

Take Jackson Dr. westbound.

Buckingham Fountain.

UNDRIVABLE: one-way traffic, needs to be driven eastbound or the post 1955 alignment must be used.

Continue straight at the intersection with Michigan Ave.

UNDRIVABLE: wrong way.

Only drivable alignment

Start from Jackson Dr. and Lake Shore Dr.

Take Jackson Dr. westbound.

Buckingham Fountain.

Turn right (north) onto Michigan Ave.

Santa Fe building.

Historic Michigan Avenue.

Turn next left (west) onto Adams Street.

Art institute of Chicago

Orchestra Hall

The 'L' (Elevated Train)

Berghoff's

Sears Tower

Cross over the South Branch of the Chicago River.

Union Station

Old Saint Patrick's Church

Cross over I-90 (Kennedy Expy.).

After crossing Ashland Avenue, turn southwest (=left) onto Ogden Avenue.

Continue on Ogden Ave. At the intersection with Jackson Bvld.

Santa Fe building.

The 'L' (Elevated Train).

Sears Tower.

Cross over the South Branch of the Chicago River.

Union Station.

Lou Mitchell's Restaurant.

Cross over I-90 (Kennedy Expy.).

Turn southwest (=left) onto Ogden Avenue.

Rejoin at the intersection of Ogden Ave. and Jackson Blvd.,
heading southwest on Ogden Ave.

Cross over I-290.

Lu-lu's restaurant

Continue on Ogden Ave. at the intersection with Western Ave. (the slightests left turn involved)

Cross under the railroad tracks.

Douglas Park

Castle Car Wash

Continue straight at the Intersections with Cermak Rd. (22nd St.). and Pulaski Rd.

Former Western Electric Hawthorne Works plant

Cicero

Cicero was in Al Capone's days riddled with tunnels, used by gangsters and bootleggers. Cicero now is a clean place.

Continue on Ogden Ave. under the Railroad interchange.

Cindy Lyn Motel

Continue straight as you pass under Laramie Ave.

Continue straight as you pass under the railroad tracks at the intersection with Austin Blvd.

Henry's Drive-In

Robin Hood Muffler Shop

Bunyon's Hot Dogs

Continue on Ogden Ave. past the intersection with Lombard Ave. to enter Berwyn.

Berwyn

Continue on Ogden Ave.

Route 66 Beverages

Cermak Plaza Shopping Center (Most of the interesting bits were demolished in 2008)

The White Castle restaurant

Get ready to choose an alignment at Harlem Ave.

Continue to Lyons.

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