West Side Auditorium

S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL 60607, US

Category: Community

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Labor Trail

Former site of the West Side Auditorium. Site of funeral procesion for labor leader Joe Hill on November 25, 1915. Despite international appeals in his defense, Hill was executed for a murder committed while he was organizing workers in Salt Lake City, Utah. Members of the Industrial Workers of the World brought Hill's body to Chicago and spread his ashes on the graves of the Haymarket Martyrs.