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Montgomery Ward's Headquarters

618 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60610, US

Category: Industry

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Hub of the mail order catalog that made Chicago a distribution center for affordable consumer goods. On April 26, 1944, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt sent federal troops to take possession of Ward’s offices in response to the company’s failure to adhere to National War Labor Board’s orders to recognize a CIO union. The accompanying historical photograph shows the Ward's building in 1940 in the background behind the newly built Cabrini Homes.


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