CHICAGO — Dominic A. Pacyga will present his book, "Slaughterhouse: Chicago’s Union Stock Yard and the World it Made" on Friday night at the Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W. 35th St.
The book tells the story of the Union Stock Yards, chronicling the rise and fall of an industrial district that, for better or worse, served as the public face of Chicago for decades, organizers said.
Pacyga grew up in the shadow of the stockyards, spent summers in their hog house and cattle yards, and maintains a long-standing connection with the working-class neighborhoods around them. In addition to "Slaughterhouse," Pacyga has authored, or co-authored, six books concerning Chicago.
He has lectured widely on topics ranging from urban development, residential architecture, labor history and immigration to racial and ethnic relations, and has appeared in both the local and national media.
Signed copies of "Slaughterhouse" will be sold at the presentation.
An open house will run from 7-10 p.m., and Pacyga's presentation begins at 7:30 p.m.
The building entrance and free parking are on north side of building.