Firefighters battle the historic blaze Feb. 5, 1977, at Washington Park Race Track. The fire roared through the grandstand so fast there was little they could do to save the building. (Photos provided by the Homewood Historical Society)
February marks the 40th anniversary of the largest fire in Homewood history. The fire destroyed the grandstand of Washington Park Racetrack, located on the west side of Halsted Street south of 175th Street.Older residents probably remember the track and that fateful day . . .
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