Promoted Event on Saturday, October 16, 2021: Modernist Peterson Avenue Walking Tour
by Staff


Matthew Kaplan

Forgotten Chicago is partnering with the Chicago Chapter of Docomomo/US for an exclusive walking tour of Peterson Avenue. Celebrating Docomomo’s theme of Travel & Leisure in 2021, our tour will include one of Chicago’s best neon restaurant signs and an auto-oriented motel from the Modern Movement.


Matthew Kaplan

Peterson Avenue on Chicago’s North Side developed in a different manner than almost any other major street in Chicago. This exclusive walking tour will examine the area’s history and development, with many buildings remarkably intact and one of the best examples of 1950s and 1960s vernacular commercial architecture in the Midwest.

This walking tour will include about 2.5 miles of walking, starting near the intersection of Peterson and Western Avenues. At the starting point, paid street parking is available, and there is free non-permit parking available two blocks north on Granville Avenue. The tour will end near Pulaski; if guests have parked near the starting point they can take a CTA bus or ride share back to their vehicles.


Matthew Kaplan

Following the tour, guests are welcome to join us at Alarmist Brewing & Taproom for a cash bar and complimentary light snacks.

Tour Details:

Saturday, October 16, 2021
Noon to 3:00 p.m.

Docomomo Members $20, Non-Members $30

Advance tickets required (link)
Sorry, no walk-ups

Tickets may be purchased here.

We hope to see you as we celebrate Travel & Leisure 2021, Chicago-style!

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