Now one of Chicago’s most dynamic neighborhoods, Pilsen is a pre-zoning 19th Century Chicago neighborhood that developed alongside industrial growth and expansion. On the tour, we will examine historic links between home, work and pleasure in this community with a rich ethnic history, including Czechs, Germans, and Latinos. This tour will discuss the factories that attracted this diverse population, taverns that served as de facto social clubs for workers, and the housing stock that continues to serve waves of new immigrants. Along the way, our hope is that participants will gain new perspectives on how Pilsen has developed, changed, and continues to evolve today. Editors of Forgotten Chicago, Patrick Steffes and Jacob Kaplan, will lead the tour.
Beginning of the tour meets at the entrance to the Pink Line elevated stop in Pilsen, 1710 W. 18th Street.
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