Left: Chicago Public Library Right: Patrick Steffes, 2013
Join Forgotten Chicago on Sunday, July 30, 2017 as we reprise for the first time since 2013 our only tour focusing on one street, Division Street. Conducted during the 50th anniversary year of Studs Terkel’s 1967 book “Division Street: America” that was a milestone in urban sociology, we will explore this seminal thoroughfare in-depth, with its myriad identities from Paseo Boricua to “Polish Broadway.” As we walk west along Division Street we will examine the remnants of Cabrini Green, industrial Goose Island, overlooked ethnic history, urban renewal, historic storefronts and more. Infrastructure, architecture, and remnants of past eras will be discussed along this historic street that has seen a tremendous amount of change over the years.
Patrick Steffes, 2013
The neighborhoods straddling Division Street are currently undergoing profound change, and many historic structures have disappeared in recent years. Forgotten Chicago is looking forward to exploring this dynamic street, and seeing what remains of its historic built environment. Studs Terkel’s vast radio archive, including many segments on Division Street, may be found here.
Sorry, sold out.
When? Sunday July 30 at Noon. Rain or shine.
Where? The tour will meet and begin above the Clark/Division Red Line station (NW corner of Clark/Division) and will end near the intersection of California/Division (near the #70 Division and #52 Kedzie/California buses).
How Long? The tour will consist of about 3 1/2 miles of walking and will last approximately 2 1/2 hours.
How much? $20. Advance purchase is required. Sorry, sold out. No walk-ups. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. If severe weather cancels the tour, credit will be issued for use on a tour of equal value.
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