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Tour: The Fortnightly

  • The Fortnightly 120 East Bellevue Place Chicago, IL, 60611 United States (map)

The Bryan Lathrop House on East Bellevue Place was completed in 1893 by Charles F. McKim of the firm, McKim, Mead and White, leading architects of the World's Columbian Exposition.  The Georgian Revival house, with its curving bays, was a trendsetter, and foreshadowed the style's popularity in the Gold Coast.

For nearly a century now, the house has been home to The Fortnightly, one of Chicago's oldest and most exclusive women's societies (Frances Glessner was a long-time member).  Our very special tour will explore the house, the history of The Fortnightly, and the extensive restoration work that has preserved this architectural treasure.

$25 per person / $20 for members

Proceeds benefit the House & Collections Committee Fund.

PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED; GROUP SIZE STRICTLY LIMITED.

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