Pulaski Road (Chicago)

Pulaski Road (Chicago)

Pulaski Road (Crawford Avenue)
40th Avenue
4000 West
From Lincoln Highway (21100 S) in Matteson
North end Wilmette Avenue in Wilmette

Pulaski Road is a major north-south thoroughfare in the city of Chicago, at 4000 W., or exactly five miles west of State Street. It is named after revolutionary war hero Casimir Pulaski. It still retains its former name, Crawford Avenue, in the north suburbs of Lincolnwood, Skokie, Evanston and Wilmette, north of Devon Avenue (6400 N) and south from the Chicago City Limits to Lincoln Highway US-30. Prior to 1913, Pulaski Road was known as 40th Avenue. That name lasted until 1935 when, over local opposition and a legal battle all the way to the Illinois Supreme Court, it was named after Pulaski.[1]

Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs

From north to south:

Points of interest

Additionally, a number of prominent Polish churches in Chicago are located on side streets just off of Pulaski Road such as St. Hyacinth Basilica as well as St. Wenceslaus.


  1. ^ Amanda Seligman (2005). "Fight for 40th Street". The Electronic Encyclopedia of Chicago. Chicago Historical Society. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.getty.edu/conservation/publications/pdf_publications/weber.pdf
  3. ^ Grossman, Ron (2005-08-29). "Chicago's Seven Lost Wonders". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2012-06-05. 
  4. ^ "Legler Library - Chicago Public Library". Chipublib.org. 2007-05-14. Retrieved 2012-06-05.