Come explore the early Collegiate Gothic roots of the University of Chicago campus in the original quadrangles, the “march of mid-century modernism” along the Midway Plaisance and the recent, breath-taking architectural additions such as the Mansueto Library and the Midway Crossings.
The University of Chicago—or "Grey City"—was emerging simultaneously with and in close proximity to the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition—the White City—on the South Side of Chicago in the late 19th century. Sometimes considered Chicago's "twin progeny," these two "cities" were instrumental in changing the perception of Chicago from a city of barbarous materialism to one of refinement and culture.
These two-hour walking tours will be led by Chicago Architecure Foundation docents.They will leave from the University of Chicago Bookstore at 58th Street and Ellis Avenue, and will end at 58th Street and Woodlawn Avenue.
Saturday, September 26, 2015: 10:30 am–12:30 pm; 12–2 pm, 2–4 pm
Saturday, October 3, 2015: 10 am–12 pm; 12–2 pm, 2–4 pm
Saturday, October 10, 2015: 10 am–12 pm; 12–2 pm, 2–4 pm
Free, Reservations Recommended.
Presented by the University of Chicago’s Office of Civic Engagement.