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Chicago Neighborhoods Then and Now

  • Newberry Library 60 West Walton Street Chicago, IL, 60610 United States (map)

Known as the “City of Neighborhoods,” Chicago is a tapestry of communities that are often in flux.  This seminar explores the past, present and future of three neighborhood clusters— Logan Square and Humboldt Park; Garfield Park to Fulton Market; and Englewood, Washington Park, and Grand Boulevard. Focusing on economic, environmental, social, and political factors while highlighting each area’s character, the seminar examines the history, current conditions, and latest urban plans for these fascinating communities. Presented by Julia Bachrach and Kathleen Dickhut.

Thursdays (4:45pm to 7:45 pm), February 15 through March 22, 2018

Please note: Space is limited due to renovations at the library. Register online.

Julia Bachrach is a consulting historian and preservationist and author of The City in a Garden: A History of Chicago’s Parks. Kathleen Dickhut is the Deputy Commissioner for Sustainability/ Open Space at the Chicago Department of Planning and Development. 

Image: Yale Apartment Hotel. Photo courtesy of Eric Alixx Rogers.

Earlier Event: January 18
Chicago Parks Old and New Tour
Later Event: February 21
The City in a Garden