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Tour: Walking the White City

  • Jackson Park Chicago, IL (map)

The 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, the “White City,” was considered so important in the history of Chicago that a star on the city’s flag was designated in its honor. It also was of national significance in the development of what came to be known as the “American Renaissance.”  To mark the 125th anniversary of the exposition, this walking tour of Jackson Park, with architect and historian John Waters, will locate the sites of landmarks of the fair, explore the fascinating vestiges of the fair that still remain, and show how the fair influenced the design of Jackson Park as we know it today.  The tour will meet at the base of sculptor Daniel Chester French’s golden Statue of the Republic on Hayes Drive, which marks the location of the fair’s central Administration Building.

$25 per person / $20 for members

Proceeds benefit the House & Collections Committee Fund.

PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

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Earlier Event: September 8
Motor Row Walking Tour
Later Event: September 15
The Architecture of Glessner House