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Western Electric Hawthorne Works

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Built in1904
Closed in1984
StatusClosed
Visitors welcomeClosed
GPS41.847682,-87.736226
LocationChicago
CountyCook
StateIllinois

Western Electric built this facility in 1904. The company was owned by what would become AT&T. At one time, nearly all telephone equipment sold in the US was made in this facility.

It is located on the north side of Ogden Ave. between Kenneth Ave. and the border with Cicero

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