About the Neighborhood
Chicago Lawn is one of the 77 community areas of Chicago, Illinois. It is located on the southwest side of the city. Its community neighbors include Gage Park, West Englewood, Ashburn, and West Lawn. It is bounded by Bell Avenue on the east, Central Park Avenue on the west, 59th Street on the north, and 75th Street on the south. This puts it 13 km (8.1 mi) southwest of the Loop. Some Chicagoans who are familiar with the Southside refer to the area as "Marquette Park," after the park in its center, but the nickname is seldom—if ever—used among actual residents of Chicago Lawn.
Source: Wikipedia, Chicago Lawn, Chicago (Link)
The city of Chicago Lawn was founded by John F. Eberhart. Although it was annexed by the city of Chicago in 1889.