About Hegewisch Branch

Neighborhood Served

  • Hegewisch


  • Hegewisch Branch was dedicated December 7, 1991.
  • It is named for Adolph Hegewisch, president of U.S. Rolling Stock Company, who hoped to establish “an ideal workingman's community” in the area that eventually became the Hegewisch neighborhood.


  • Hegewisch Branch features artwork funded through the Percent for Art Ordinance administered by the City of Chicago Public Art Program:
    • watercolors entitled “Composition in Grey and Black” and “Composition in Red” by Judy Ledgerwood
    • a sculpture entitled “Cleat” by Neil Goodman
    • a painting by Richard Hull
    • a drawing by David Kroll