Boystown Legacy Walk designated Chicago landmark

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One of the Legacy Walk memorials on Halsted in Chicago. (Photo from Facebook)

One of the Legacy Walk memorials on Halsted in Chicago. (Photo from Facebook)

CHICAGO — The rainbow pylons on Halsted in Boystown, and the Legacy Walk of memorial plaques on them, have been designated a landmark by the Chicago City Council

CBS2 Chicago reported that the designation was part of a package of legislation that had been advanced by the Zoning and Landmarks Committee, chaired by Ald. Tom Tunney, whose ward includes that part of Boystown.

Tunney was joined by activists Victor Salvo, Lori Cannon and Rick Garcia for the designation.

“I wanted to say the designation will make the Legacy Walk and the rainbow pylon streetscape the only multi-acre site in the world to be declared a landmark because of its importance to the LGBT people,” Tunney said at the City Council meeting Wednesday, according to the TV station.

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