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Armour Square is Community Area 34 of the 77 on the city's official roster.

Armour Square spans the area from 39th St to 2000 south, from the Dan Ryan Expy and El tracks west to Stewart Ave (400 W) south of 27th St, and I-90 / 94 and the Orange Line El tracks north of 27th St.

Includes Chinatown, Wentworth Gardens

ZIP codes: 60616, 60653

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ChicagoSouth Side

A park bordered on 3 sides by parking lots

Aerial view of Armour Square Park

Armour Square is one of Chicago’s 77 community areas. The Chinatown neighborhood occupies the northern part of Armour Square. US Cellular Field and the CHA’s Wentworth Gardens fill out the southern stretch of Armour Square. The neighborhood is also home to Armour Square Park, which was known variously as Park No. 3 and Armour Square, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 5, 2012
ChicagoSouth Side

Chicago Magazine and YoChicago, in the vicinity of Canal and Archer

2310 S Canal video

At the opening of his video tour of an Armour Square / Chinatown loft Chicago Magazine’s Dennis Rodkin noted that, on the very cloudy day of his visit “you can’t see all the details of the view this condo has …” The condo has, according to Rodkin, a “great location” with “the city right there ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 27, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Riding the Red Line: Cermak / Chinatown

Video: Riding Chicago's Red Line: Cermak / Chinatown

My next stop on the way north via CTA’s Red Line was the Cermak / Chinatown station, located at 138 W Cermak Rd. Due to construction on the station’s Cermak side, I exited the station onto Archer Avenue and shot this profile from the intersection of Archer and Wentworth. Just a handful of homes have ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on March 24, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

It’s Chinatown: Three years of condo sales

Video: Ping Tom Park in Chinatown

Chinatown’s a small neighborhood to begin with, so its not a shock to learn that just 12 condos, townhomes, and single-family homes have sold there since January 1. By comparison, the South Loop has seen more closings than that since Thanksgiving. Chinatown is a condo market, and condo sales and median values were both down ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on December 10, 2010