Sacramento Avenue

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Sacramento Avenue Soundex Code S265

3000 W. from 7558 N. to 11258 S. This street is in West Ridge from Howard Street south to Bryn Mawr Avenue - ONLY

The Chicago City Council passed a lengthy ordinance January 14, 1895, rationalizing the street naming system. Sacramento Avenue did not extend far enough north at that time to enter West Ridge. Therefore there are no addresses on Sacramento Avenue that need conversion.

Named for the Sacramento, California. The word is Spanish for "sacrament," and it refers to the Blessed Sacrament of the Lord's Supper.

Chicago Blue Book

This street NOT listed in the 1895, 1897, 1898, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904 Chicago Blue Book.

West Ridge Addresses

6100 Block

6141-43 N. Sacramento Avenue is a 2-story Georgian-style, single-family residence.

6300 Block

6320 N. Sacramento Avenue, Twentieth Church of Christ Scientist.

6700 Block

6748 N. Sacramento Avenue is Chippewa Park.

7000 Block

7000 N. Sacramento Avenue is Lerner Playlot Park.


RPWRHS photo L009-0273 shows Cranes at a construction site, Sacramento Avenue and Morse Avenue, January 11, 1986.

Unknown Address

RPWRHS photo A008-0101 shows a 2-story Georgian-style house with attached garage on Sacramento Avenue. Exact address not given. Ownership not given.