Chicago's Near South Side neighborhood is a microcosm of the physical change experienced by Chicago throughout its history. Originally the city's premier 19th-century residential neighborhood centered on Prairie Avenue, the area then transformed in the early 20th century to commercial and industrial uses, including a "Motor Row" of automobile showrooms. Included are walking tours featuring the Motor Row Chicago Landmark District and R.R. Donnelley’s former printing plant (now Lakeside Technology Center), a spectacular industrial-Gothic style building designed by noted architect Howard Van Doren Shaw. Tour will be led by Raymond Terry Tatum, former director of research at the Historic Preservation Division, City of Chicago.
Participants will meet at the entrance of the Cermak- McCormick Place Green Line elevated station.
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