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Tours

860-880 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago (1951) Architect: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe National Register of Historic Places (1980) Chicago Landmark (1996) © Heather McDougall, 2016

860-880 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago (1951) Architect: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
National Register of Historic Places (1980) Chicago Landmark (1996)
© Heather McDougall, 2016

Architectural tours

Docent for walking and bus tours exploring the built environment and social history of 19th through 21st century Chicago, for the Chicago Architecture Center (2016-present) and the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust (2000-03)

Current Tours:

Art Deco Riverfront Favorites (90-minute walking tour exploring the Art Deco gems along the banks of the Chicago River — seeing the lavish lobbies and ornament that emerged during the Roaring 20s — including the Carbide and Carbon Building, Chicago Motor Club Building and The Merchandise Mart)

Evolution of the Skyscraper (90-minute walking tour exploring the development of tall buildings from the 1860s to present day — seeing the Chicago Commercial Style, Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern, Postmodern and Contemporary — including the Monadnock Building, Marquette Building, the Field Building, Federal Center, Willis Tour and the Harold Washington Public Library)

Discovering Chicago’s Historic Neighborhoods (90-minute bus tour exploring the near-West and near-South side neighborhoods, built and developed by the late 19th and early 20th century Greek, Italian, Czech and African American communities)

Past tours:

Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio (building tour) and Oak Park Neighborhood (walking tour)