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Bessemer Park

Bessemer Park is a public park in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. Created in 1904, it was named for Henry Bessemer, the inventor of the eponymous steelmaking process.[1] The name is appropriate, since Chicago's most productive steel mill, the U.S. Steel Southworks, was located just a mile away.

The park was created by the Olmsted Brothers and the architects Daniel H. Burnham and Co. were engaged to design the entire park system, including Bessemer Park.[1]

Today Bessemer Park boasts a gated and beautifully landscaped nature garden planted with a wide variety of native flowering trees, shrubs and forbs.


  1. ^ a b "Bessemer Park". Parks & Facilities. Chicago Park District. Retrieved 4 October 2009. 

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