Casa Aztlan

1831 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL 60608, US

Category: Community

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Labor Trail

Founded in 1905 as the Howell Neighborhood House, this community center has since been rejuvenated by the Mexican community and is now covered with murals. Between 1970 and 1973, Ray Patlan covered Casa Aztlan with his mural, “Hay Cultura en Nuestra Comunidad” (There is Culture in Our Community), which includes an ode to the Aztecs and pays homage to a number of political and labor struggles through depictions of famous Latino figures such as Emilio Zapata, Che Guevara, and Frida Kahlo.


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