Motor Row Walking Tour
Oct
1
2:00pm 2:00pm

Motor Row Walking Tour

This walking tour down South Michigan Avenue will explore what is considered to be the largest intact early “automobile row” in the U.S.  At its peak in the early 20th century, over 100 different makes of automobiles were being sold in Motor Row.  More than sixty of the original showrooms survive today as the landmark Motor Row District, with examples by architects Holabird & Roche, Alfred Alschuler, Christian Eckstorm, Philip Maher, and Albert Kahn.

 

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H. H. Richardson and the Ames Family - The Architecture of Scandal and Redemption
Oct
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

H. H. Richardson and the Ames Family - The Architecture of Scandal and Redemption

H.H. Richardson designed 13 projects, nine of them built, for his leading client, the Ames family of North Easton, MA. This talk by Jay Wickersham will describe the industrial rise of the Ameses, their involvement in the most notorious political scandal of 19th century America, and how they turned to Richardson to help rebuild their reputation and their fortune. 

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A Walk Through Time
Jun
10
1:00pm 1:00pm

A Walk Through Time

This very special tour provides attendees with the rare opportunity to visit the interiors of several historic homes in the Prairie Avenue Historic District.  Following the tour, attendees are invited to return to the museum for a reception and silent auction, featuring theatre tickets, Chicago memorabilia, collectibles, architectural fragments, and other items of interest.

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