History in Washington Park
National Landmarks

319 east garfield boulevard

Garfield Boulevard "l' Station Overpass

The historic station and overpass were designated with landmark status on December 12, 2001. 

History in Washington Park
Tragedies

East 63rd and South State Streets

The Green Hornet Streetcar Disaster

On May 25, 1950, a Chicago streetcar (popularly known as a “Green Hornet” due to its green-and-cream color scheme and its sleek design) was heading south along State Street when it suddenly veered into the backside of an oncoming gasoline tanker just north of 63rd Street, triggering a massive explosion that claimed the lives of 33 or 34 passengers (reports differ), injured many others, and destroyed five buildings. 

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