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Prairie Avenue Walking Tour
Jul
21
2:00 PM14:00

Prairie Avenue Walking Tour

This tour will take you down Chicago’s historic Prairie Avenue, once home to Marshall Field, George Pullman, and many other business and social leaders of the late 19th century. See photos of the houses that have been lost and view the surviving mansions. Highlights will include an interior tour of the National Historic Landmark Second Presbyterian Church with its collection of nine Tiffany windows.

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Motor Row Walking Tour
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

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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Prairie Avenue  Walking Tour
Aug
18
2:00 PM14:00

Prairie Avenue Walking Tour

This tour will take you down Chicago’s historic Prairie Avenue, once home to Marshall Field, George Pullman, and many other business and social leaders of the late 19th century. See photos of the houses that have been lost and view the surviving mansions. Highlights will include an interior tour of the National Historic Landmark Second Presbyterian Church with its collection of nine Tiffany windows.

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Tour: Walking the White City
Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

Tour: Walking the White City

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.”  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. 

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Motor Row Walking Tour
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

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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Prairie Avenue Walking Tour
Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

Prairie Avenue Walking Tour

This tour will take you down Chicago’s historic Prairie Avenue, once home to Marshall Field, George Pullman, and many other business and social leaders of the late 19th century. See photos of the houses that have been lost and view the surviving mansions. Highlights will include an interior tour of the National Historic Landmark Second Presbyterian Church with its collection of nine Tiffany windows.

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Shadows on the Street: Haunted Tours of Historic Prairie Avenue
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Shadows on the Street: Haunted Tours of Historic Prairie Avenue

Tales of strange sounds, unexplained sightings, and untimely endings await as you explore Prairie Avenue after dark! During this 60 minute walking tour through the Prairie Avenue Historic District, learn about the mystery surrounding the death of Marshall Field Jr., the tragic events that plagued the Philander Hanford house, the lingering ghost of Edson Keith, and more - if you dare!  Pre-paid reservations required.

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Shadows on the Street: Haunted Tours of Historic Prairie Avenue
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Shadows on the Street: Haunted Tours of Historic Prairie Avenue

Tales of strange sounds, unexplained sightings, and untimely endings await as you explore Prairie Avenue after dark! During this 60 minute walking tour through the Prairie Avenue Historic District, learn about the mystery surrounding the death of Marshall Field Jr., the tragic events that plagued the Philander Hanford house, the lingering ghost of Edson Keith, and more - if you dare!  Pre-paid reservations required.

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A Walk Through Time
Jun
14
1:00 PM13:00

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 Glessner House courtyard for a reception featuring food and beverages, live jazz music, and silent auction, featuring theatre tickets, Chicago memorabilia, collectibles, architectural fragments, and other items of interest.

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