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Discover the City of Century Chicago

Discover the City of Century Chicago

This guided sketch walk focuses on the design and ornamentation of architect Louis H. Sullivan, Chicago's "father of skyscrapers." The buildings and fragments we'll visit provide an opportunity to take a closer look at Sullivan's ornamental designs that combine the organic and the geometric. Architecture history…
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Hosted in
English

Your host

Joann

Joann

Chicago continues to amaze and inspire. I am a designer, storyteller and seasoned tour guide with the premier non-­profit cultural organization, leading several tours monthly. If you enjoy history and design in our built environment, I'm your host to "bring history to life."

Where you'll be

We will be walking the Loop of Chicago, beginning at the Art Institute of Chicago; south on Michigan Avenue to Congress; west into the Loop, north on Dearborn, east on Adams, returning to Art Institute of Chicago location. Focusing on post 1871 Great Fire rebuild to turn of 20th century. Highlights: Auditorium Building, Fisher Building, Monadnock, Marquette, and Rookery buildings. Approx 2 mile/3.2 km walk; access to coffee shops and washrooms.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

If you're interested in the rise of late 19th century skyscrapers and how this impacted Chicago's explosive growth, then this walking tour is for you.
Joann
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Discover the City of Century Chicago
New experience
£21 per person
New experience
£21 per person