A gateway entrance to the Stockyards Industrial District.
The Stock Yards south of Bridgeport began to shrink (in terms of business done there) in the mid 1950s. The Yards closed altogether in 1971. Before then, the proprietors of the Central Manufacturing District began redeveloping part of the Union Stock Yards into an industrial district. Recently, and despite some environmental clean-up problems, the '‘Stockyards Industrial Park' has begun to attract new industry. The wide open spaces have made it simple to construct state of the art, modern industrial structures.

A portion of the grand old Chicago Union Stock Yards gate (a likeness of which is part of the above emblem) has been preserved on Exchange avenue, just west of Halsted street.