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South Side Of Chicago
The South Side is an area of Chicago (''City in a Garden''); I Will , image_map = , map_caption = Interactive map of Chicago , coordinates = , coordinates_footnotes = , subdivision_type = Country , subdivision_name .... It is the largest of the three Sides of the city that radiate from downtown ''Downtown'' is a term primarily used in North America North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere. It can also be described as the northern subcontinent of the A ...—the others being the North Side and the West Side, Chicago, West Side. Much of the South Side came from the city's annexation of townships such as Hyde Park Township, Cook County, Illinois, Hyde Park. The city's Sides have historically been divided by the Chicago River and its branches. The South Side of Chicago was originally defined as all of the city south of t ...
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Victory Monument (Chicago)
Erected in 1927, the Victory Monument, created by sculptor Leonard Crunelle, was built to honor the 370th Infantry Regiment (United States), Eighth Regiment of the Illinois National Guard, an African-American unit that served in France during World War I. It is located in the Black Metropolis-Bronzeville District in the Douglas, Chicago, Douglas Community areas of Chicago, community area of Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois. The structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 30, 1986. It was designated a Chicago Landmark on September 9, 1998. An annual Memorial Day ceremony is held at the monument. Description and history The Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art describes the monument: ::A white granite shaft topped with a bronze doughboy sculpture. On the monument's shaft are three bronze relief panels depicting life-sized figures. (Victory Panel:) Left full-length profile of a Classically draped African-American female figure representing ...
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