Park No. 474

  • 3231 S. Dearborn St.   Chicago, Illinois 60616 [View Map]
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Keith Jones (Williams Park)
  • Park Phone: (312) 590-5993

Perhaps the smallest park in the District, Park No. 474 is located in the Douglas community. Known for its sculpture, "Man on a Bench,"  this small park is located on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT).  

"Man on a Bench" is a sculpture by George Segal that was created in 1986. The male figure is cast in bronze and sealed with white acrylic resin.  It was commissioned to commemorate the centennial of architect Mies van der Rohe’s birth. "Man on a Bench" is the first piece of public sculpture displayed outdoors of the IIT campus and was made possible with a grant from the B.F. Ferguson Memorial Fund.

While there is no structured programming taking place at this location, patrons can visit nearby Williams Park to enjoy programming as well as the indoor gym, interactive water spray feature and athletic field.

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For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Man on a Bench

Man on a Bench (1)

Location Notes: Near Pearlstein Hall on Illinois Institute of Technology's Campus

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture

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Perhaps the smallest park in the District, Park No. 474 is located in the Douglas community. Known for its sculpture, "Man on a Bench,"  this small park is located on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT).  

"Man on a Bench" is a sculpture by George Segal that was created in 1986. The male figure is cast in bronze and sealed with white acrylic resin.  It was commissioned to commemorate the centennial of architect Mies van der Rohe’s birth. "Man on a Bench" is the first piece of public sculpture displayed outdoors of the IIT campus and was made possible with a grant from the B.F. Ferguson Memorial Fund.

While there is no structured programming taking place at this location, patrons can visit nearby Williams Park to enjoy programming as well as the indoor gym, interactive water spray feature and athletic field.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.