West Town walking tour 10.24.2010

General Discussion Forgotten Chicago Forum
Explore Forgotten Chicago
Feel free to discuss anything related to the website here. 
West Town walking tour 10.24.2010
Posted by: daveg (---.lightspeed.joltil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: October 25, 2010 10:42PM

Great walking tour of the West Town area yesterday. We really lucked out with the weather, couldn't have asked for better. The FC crew was on their game as usual. Learned quite a bit about what life was like in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Quick snapshot:

We started our tour at Polonia Square, got a special inside look at the Chopin theater then onward we roamed.

A street scene. House, house, factory, house, house...... you get the picture. Then along came zoning and things changed. Duncan yo-yo's and parking meters? Yep they're related. Tied houses? Interesting business model. Lots more.

If you haven't been on one of these tours, you really owe it to yourself to carve out some time to do so. Well worth it.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/26/2010 12:04AM by daveg.

Options: ReplyQuote


Home | Columns | Articles | Features | Links | Forum | Mission Statement | Staff | Media & Press | Maps | FAQ | Contact