Kenwood, Chicago

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Kenwood is located in the south side of Chicago. The boundaries reach from 43rd Street, 51st Street, Cottage Grove Avenue, and Lake Michigan. Kenwood has a population of 17,841. Some attractions in the Kenwood area are The K.A.M Isaiah Israel Temple, The Museum of Science and Industry and the 57th Street Art Fair. Kenwood was settled in the 1850's by wealthy white Chicagoans who wanted to get away from the congested city. When Illinois Central Railroad built a small depot named Kenwood the area soon got the name of Kenwood. Over time more African Americans settled in Kenwood which eventually reached the point of 71% African American. Some fun facts are is that Barack Obama and Muhammad Ali are from Kenwood.